Scientific Computing with Python
Austin, Texas • July 10-16, 2017
 

SciPy Teen Track

Come learn more about the intersection of Science and Technology

SciPy (Scientific Computing with Python) introduces its first Teen Track, July 10-11.  If you are 14-18 years old, please join us to learn more about the Python language and how developers solve real world scientific problems using Python and its scientific libraries.

Day 1 - July 10th, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm:

The day begins with an introduction to SciPy analysis and visualization tools by exploring a data set within a Jupyter notebook.  If you don’t know what this means yet, don’t worry—we will explain!  We will cover basics of Python and NumPy and matplotlib. The day closes with a mini-project.

Day 2 - July 11th, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm:

In the morning, we will take a field trip to the Texas Advanced Computing Center Visualization Lab (on the University of Texas Campus).  The Vislab is a showcase of the technologies that are used to support researchers as they turn their simulations into visually appealing, scientifically significant images. We will have the opportunity for hands-on interaction with Lasso, a multi-touch screen, and see Stallion, the world's highest resolution tiled wall.  We will return to the AT&T Center for lunch and the afternoon talks. The talks will include presentations by scientists in different industries and fields who will present what they do and how the use Python and other languages to gather data and gain insights to figure out how to solve problems and optimize decisions.

Prerequisites: The class expects that you understand some basic programming concepts like variables, loops, and if/else statements. If you do not have any experience, but would like to attend, please contact us at SciPy@enthought.com. There are tutorials on Codecademy that you can complete and will get you up to speed for the class.

If you are a programming whiz, already understanding topics such as decorators or NumPy arrays, or can do image processing or create your own visualizations, you may want to consider registering for our general tutorials. The general tutorial schedule will be released April 24th and information may be found here.

  • Where: AT&T Executive Conference Center, 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705

  • Cost: $25 for the two day session.  Includes breakfast, lunch and snacks.

  • Registration opens April 1st.  Space is limited.

What to Bring: You will need to bring a laptop with Python installed. You will receive complete instructions on how to set everything up a week before the Teen Track begins. There will also be helpers on hand July 10th from 8:00 am to 9:00 am if you need assistance with the set up.  If you do not have access to a laptop, please contact Scipy@enthought.com.  We have a limited number of laptops that may be borrowed.