Scientific Computing with Python
Austin, Texas • July 11-17, 2016

SciPy 2016 Conference Announcement

SciPy 2016, the fifteenth annual Scientific Computing with Python conference, will be held this July 11th-17th in Austin, Texas. SciPy is a community dedicated to the advancement of scientific computing through open source Python software for mathematics, science, and engineering. The annual SciPy Conference allows participants from all types of organizations to showcase their latest projects, learn from skilled users and developers, and collaborate on code development.

The full program will consist of two days of tutorials followed by three days of presentations, and concludes with two days of developer sprints on projects of interest to attendees.


Mon July 11th - Tues July 12th, 2016
Multiple interactive half-day tutorials will be taught by community experts. The tutorials provide conceptual and practical coverage of tools that have broad interest spanning from an introductory to an advanced level. This year, an additional one day track will be added which specifically targets programmers with no prior knowledge of scientific Python and will be run by Software Carpentry.

General Conference

Wed July 13th - Fri July 15th, 2016

The SciPy 2016 general conference will be 3 days. During the presentation days SciPy is proud to host the following event and talk types:

  • Keynotes
  • Expert Panels
  • Short Talks
  • Poster Presentations
  • Birds of a Feather Sessions

Specialized Tracks

This year we are happy to announce two specialized tracks that run in parallel to the general conference:

  • Data Science
  • High Performance Computing

Domain-specific Mini-symposia

Introduced in 2012, mini-symposia are held to discuss scientific computing applied to a specific scientific domain/industry during a half afternoon after the general conference. Their goal is to promote industry specific libraries and tools, and gather people with similar interests for discussions.

Mini-symposia on the following topics will take place this year:

  • Earth and Space Science
  • Biology and Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Social Science
  • Special Purpose Databases
  • Case Studies in Industry
  • Education
  • Reproducibility

Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) Sessions

Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are self-organized discussions that run parallel to the main conference. The BOFs sessions cover primary, tangential, or unrelated topics in an interactive, discussion setting. This year, some of the BOF sessions will be scheduled and announced ahead of the conference.


Sat July 16th - Sun July 17th, 2016

A hackathon environment is setup for attendees to work on the core SciPy packages or their own personal projects. The conference is an opportunity for developers that are usually physically separated to come together and engage in highly productive sessions. It is also an occasion for new community members to introduce themselves and receive tips from community experts. This year, some of the sprints will be scheduled and announced ahead of the conference

We look forward to a very exciting conference and hope to see you all in Austin this summer!