# Progress report for Université Paris-Sud Viviane Pons, Benoît Pilorget, and Nicolas M. Thiéry Reporting period from Sept. 2015 to February 2017 --- ## Financial and administrative setup - Everything on rails: money arrived, first expenses done - Transfer from UPSud to UGent: - 30.5PM for Jeroen Demeyer (+ 4 unused PMs of Erik Bray) - 10k€ travel expenses - Main expenses: - Salaries (two research engineers, one administrator) - Workshops (co)organization & travel - Teaching reliefs (on indirect costs) - Laptops (on indirect costs) --- ## Hiring - **Erik Bray**, Research Engineer - Former Astropy core developer - January 1st 2016-end of project - Works on portability, packaging, infrastructure, ... - **Jeroen Demeyer**, Research Engineer - Former Sage release manager - March 1st-July 1st 2016: employee of Paris Sud - July 1st 2016-end of project: employee of Ghent - Part time for now, full time starting in Fall 2017 - Works on interfaces (Jupyter, Sage, Pari), Sphinx documentation tools, packaging, ... -- - Opening a postdoc position instead of a PhD position for Fall 2017 WP6 related tasks -> changes to add to the 2nd amendment --- ## Achievements - [D1.1: Project infrastructure](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/17) - [D5.1: Turn the Python prototypes for tree exploration into production code, integrate into Sage](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/107) - [EInfra Booklet](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/blob/master/Communication/eInfra-Booklet/ODK.md): one page about ODK delivered - [D1.2: Data Management Plan V1](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/18) - [D2.1: Starting press release](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/34) - [D3.1: Virtual images and containers](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/58) - [D1.3: Internal Progress Reports year 1, including risk management and quality assurance plan](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/19) - [D2.2: Community building](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/42) - [D2.3: Review on emerging technologies](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/43) (lead UVSQ) -- ## Before end February - [D4.1: Python/Cython bindings for PARI and its integration in Sage](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/83) - [D4.4: Basic Jupyter interface](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/93): to be polished for February - [D4.5: Sage notebook / Jupyter notebook convergence](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/94) - [D3.2: Understand and document SageMathCloud backend code](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/61) - [D3.3: Support for the SCSCP interface protocol in the distribution of all relevant components (Sage, GAP, etc.)](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/62) - [D1.4: Innovation Management Plan](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/20) -- ## February-May - Organization of the Formal Review - Writing of 1st Reporting Period reports - Scientific report - Administrative report -- ## Work in progress (to update) - Participation to WP6 activities - [D3.9: Semantic-aware Sage interface to GAP](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/68) - [D4.13: Refactorisation of SageMath's Sphinx documentation system](https://github.com/OpenDreamKit/OpenDreamKit/issues/87) - Application of containers: - [Windows installer](https://github.com/sagemath/docker-images/issues/1) - Continuous integration (sage-patchbot) - **Portability of Sage on Windows** (cygwin)! - Participation to the maintenance of the Sage infrastructure --- ## Workshops and dissemination activities - [Kickoff]( - Cofunding of the joint [Jupyter-Sage Days 70](https://wiki.sagemath.org/days70) in Berkeley, November 2015 SageMathCloud and Jupyter - Organization of [Sage Days 77](https://wiki.sagemath.org/days77), Cernay, April 2016 Packaging, documentation tools, portability - Cofunding of [Sage Days 74](https://wiki.sagemath.org/days74), Meudon, May 2016 Manifolds, 3D vizualization -- - Sage at [Cimpa School ECCO 2016](http://ecco2016.combinatoria.co/), Medellin (Colombia), June 2016 - 2 x 2 hours of Sage tutorials (~50 participants) - using [Live USB Keys](http://www.sagemath.org/download-liveusb.html) bought by OpenDreamKit - Spanish translation of some introduction Sage tutorials - a great success! - Organization of [Sage Days 78](https://wiki.sagemath.org/days78), Vancouver, June 2016 - Algebraic combinatorics (satellite of [FPSAC1'16](https://sites.google.com/site/fpsac2016/)) - 30 participants - Coorganization of [Sage Days 75](https://wiki.sagemath.org/days75), Cernay, August 2016 - Sage presentation at [CoDiMa training school](http://www.codima.ac.uk/school2016/), Edinburgh, October 17--21 2016 -- - Participation to [Sage Days 79](https://wiki.sagemath.org/days79), Jerusalem, November 2016 Geometric combinatorics and symbolic dynamics - Organization of [Jupyter day](http://reseau-loops.github.io/journee_2016_12_jupyter.html), Orsay, December 2016 - Discussions with secondary school French institutions (académie de Versailles) about using Sage - Organization of [Women in Sage](https://wiki.sagemath.org/days82), Ris-Orangis, January 2017 - Themes: algebraic combinatorics, number theory, research coding, contributions - 20 participants -- ## Upcoming workshops - [Sage Days 85](https://wiki.sagemath.org/days85): (March? 2017) (to be confirmed) packaging, documentation tools - [Sage Days 86](https://wiki.sagemath.org/days86): (May 8-12, 2017, CRM, Montréal, Canada) Algebra and Words in Combinatorics - Calcul Mathématique Libre 2018 Rejected from CIRM first call for 2018 Planning to reapply while looking for other hosting options