For many of us it has been a while since we met at the ASPECT hackathon or at other meetings. In order to keep us all connected and also to give everyone else the opportunity to join our community we will continue our tradition of a virtual mini workshop in January. This is an informal opportunity to present latest feature additions, discuss interesting science applications, get to know other community members, and join ASPECT discussions (possibly in smaller breakout groups) between all users and developers. All of this will happen virtually organized via Zoom and Google Docs. The program is distributed over two days (Jan 19th/20th), which will only be filled part-day to leave people room to organize their daily routines and to make the schedule work for as many time zones as possible.
ASPECT virtual user meeting, open to everyone interested in ASPECT
If you are interested in presenting, please leave a note in the google sheet under “Short presentations”, or send me a message until Friday Jan 7th. In case we have too many submissions we will have to select, based on balancing topic areas and relevance for the largest number of participants. Everyone will have the chance to prepare a 1 slide summary of themselves and their work, but we have only a limited number of time slots for 15 min short presentations.
I will post more information in this forum thread as it becomes available. Looking forward to meeting with all of you in 2 weeks.
Below, I have summarized important information for the meeting and how
to prepare. If you have not registered yet, but would like to attend, you need to register using the following link:
Obtaining the Zoom Link
You should have gotten a reminder email from eventbrite about the user
meeting (or you can also use the email you get upon registration). You
can obtain the zoom link by clicking on the “View this event” button in
that email, then signing in to eventbrite (you might have to activate
your account first if this is your first time using eventbrite), and
then clicking on the “Join now” button.
You can find the program for the meeting here:
We will start at 8 a.m. Pacific Time each day; and each day will have a
keynote talk, followed by shorter presentations, discussions, and time
for individual meetings where you can discuss or troubleshoot your
ASPECT models with other users and developers.
On the first day, we would like to start with a short introduction of
all the participants so that everyone can get an overview over what
other users in the community are working on. For this introduction,
please add one slide that introduces you and your work with ASPECT to
the following presentation:
Renaming the ASPECT main branch
During the first keynote, we plan to rename ASPECT’s main branch (and we
will discuss why we think that is a good idea during the meeting). This
means there are some small changes you will have to make in your local
repository to be able to push and pull from github in the future. We
will do a live demonstration of what to change during this keynote, so
it is a good idea to join on a device where you have the version of
ASPECT you’re using at the moment and can follow along.
I am looking forward to seeing you (virtually) on Wednesday!