Community Building, Training, Dissemination, Exploitation, and Outreach

WorkPackage Report - Viviane Pons
1st reporting period
## Some background... OpenDreamKit is built upon many communities of very active users and developers: - different software - different research fields --- ## Our main goal Improve and support those existing communities and turn the technical progress we do in OpenDreamKit into **better science and research**. -- ## Our main goal - **Community building**: Organizing workshops and conferences to reinforce our communities - **Training**: Widespread our shared technical knowledge especially concerning new OpenDreamKit development - **Dissemination and outreach**: foster larger communities, get new users and new developers - **Exploitation**: make effective use of OpenDreamKit development in science and research --- ## T2.1: Dissemination and Communication activities How to communicate about our achievement? - [press releases](http://opendreamkit.org/events_activities/press_release/) - [social media](https://twitter.com/opendreamkit) - [website](http://opendreamkit.org/) -- A new website ![](../site_screenshot.png) -- ### 58 Published posts ![](../site_tags.png) --- ## T2.4: Reviewing emerging technologies ![](../emerging_technologies.png) --- ## T2.2: Training and training portal ![](../software_page.png) --- ## T2.6: Introduce OpenDreamKit to Researchers and Teachers ![](../SMC_tutorial.png) --- ## T2.3: Community Building: Development Workshops 10 workshops adding up to 211 participants in total -- - Kickoff meeting (Orsay, 34 participants) - SageDays 70 (Berkeley, 16 participants) - Atelier PARI/GP 2016 (Grenoble, 36 participants) - GAP-SageMath Days (St Andrews, 19 participants) - Knowledge representation (St Andrews, 12 participants) - SageDays77 (Cernay, 15 participants) - WP6 workshop (Bremen, 7 participants) - Atelier PARI/GP 2017 (Lyon, 43 participants) - SageDays 84 (Olot, 12 participants) - SageDays 85 (Cernay, 17 participants) --- ## Dissemination events T2.5: Dissemination: reaching towards users and fostering diversity T2.7: Open source dissemination of micromagnetic VRE T2.8: Micromagnetic VRE dissemination workshops -- - 6 SageDays on specific math-related topics - Sage training in developing countries - 14 talks (SciPy, EuroSciPy, CICM, ICMS,...) - **4 Micromagnetic VRE dissemination workshops** - Jupyter Day (Orsay, Nov. 2016) - **Women In Sage** (Paris, Jan. 2017) - **Computational Mathematics with Jupyter** (Edinburgh, Jan. 2017) --- ## Computational Mathematics with Jupyter ![](../ICMS_Jan2017.jpg) -- - 5-days workshop at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (Edinburgh, January 2017) - [47 participants from 10 countries](http://opendreamkit.org/meetings/2017-01-16-ICMS/participants/) - About half of the program consisted of lectures and tutorials - The other half - collaborative coding and documentation sprints in parallel break-out groups, often suggested by participants - This format is most efficient for the dissemination, allowing attendees to try out new tools themselves - Covered many tools from the Python and Jupyter ecosystems and their use in research and teaching --- ## Micromagnetic VRE and JOOMMF ### Overview Integration of Object Oriented Micro Magnetic Framework (OOMMF) into Jupyter - Python interface to OOMMF (completed) - multi-media integration (equations, plots, geometries) into Notebook (ongoing) - dissemination through workshops, preferred at major conferences - Hosting in the cloud (future) -- ### Workshops - 61st Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials in New Orleans, LA, USA (2nd and 3rd November 2016). - Spring Meeting of the Condensed Matter Section in Dresden, Germany (19th March 2017) - Institute of Physics Magnetism 2017 conference in York, UK (5th April 2017) - IEEE International Magnetics Conference - Intermag 2017, Dublin, Ireland (24th April 2017) -- ### Workshop participants (global) 56 participants from 21 countries ![](../joommf-workshops-global.png) -- ### Workshop participants (global) 35 participants from 10 countries within Europe ![](../joommf-workshops-EU.png) --- ## Women In Sage January 2017, 19 participants ![](/public/images/womenInSage/group_photo_small.jpg) -- ### Goal: reduce the gender-gap By targeting women, we reach a population that is often left out in classical events. !["I had never heard of Sage Days": 35.3%, "I thought Sage Days were not for me": 11.8%, "I wanted to but never had the time nor the occasion": 17.6% , "I attended once": 17.6%, "I attended many times": 17.6%](/public/images/womenInSage/sage-days-attendance_bigger.png) -- ### Bring more women to Sage by helping through this first step ![What are the chances you attend a "normal" sage days in the future? 1:0 people, 2: 0 people, 3: 5 people, 4: 2 people, 5: 10 people](/public/images/womenInSage/future_sage_days.png) -- ### Very encouraging results Contributions on [14 tickets](https://trac.sagemath.org/search?q=days82) during the week, 6 of those which have been merged since the conference. **8 first contributions to sage source code** And a high rate of satisfaction. ![How did you like the general atmosphere of the conference? 1:0 people, 2: 0 people, 3: 0 people, 4: 0 people, 5: 17 people](/public/images/womenInSage/atmosphere.png) --- ## Summary - 9 developer workshops - 16 dissemination events - 14 talks ## Looking forward to... - 2 major dissemination events (2018, 2019) - More developer workshops - More SageDays - More training - More Women In Sage