Scientific Software Days (SSD) is a successful regional conference that has been held for eight years running at the University of Texas, Austin. This year we are seeking to expand the impact of the conference to a national scale. The target audience are users and developers of scientific software, and the goals of the conference are two fold:
Past keynotes speakers include Greg Wilson (2008), Victoria Stodden (2009), Steve Easterbrook (2010), Fernando Perez (2011), Aleksandra Pawlik and Will Schroeder (2012), Neil Chue Hong (2013), Jeff Hammond and Robert van de Geijn (2016).
Two parallel workshops will be held on the second day. These workshops are hands-on and participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to follow along with the material.
|Thur., Apr. 27|
|9:00–10:00||Keynote: Beatrice Riviere|
|11:40–12:15||Lois Curfman McInnes|
|3:15–4:30||SIAM Student Chapter Social Hour|
|Fri., Apr. 28|
|8:15–9:15||Keynote: Mark Hoemmen|
|9:30–11:45||GRINS Workshop: Paul Bauman|
|12:45–1:30||GRINS Workshop: Paul Bauman|
Conference registration is done through Eventbrite. Click the 'Register' button and you can then select what type of registration (student vs. non-student) to purchase.
The conference has a limited amount of funding to support students traveling to the conference. Priority will be given to members of underrepresented groups (underrepresented genders, underrepresented races, and persons with disabilities).
To apply for travel support, please fill out this Google Form.
There is no reserved conference hotel block, but here are some options that are reasonably convenient:
Public transportation: Capital Metro has frequent routes to and from the UT campus; UT-specific route information can be found here. Route 7 is the nearest route for the Embassy Suites hotel; routes 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8 all go from campus to stops downtown, as well as the 801 rapid. Capital Metro also has buses to and from the airport.
Visitor parking information for UT Austin can be found here.