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Sam Skillman
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My talk from #SciPy2016. Was really fun to talk about what we've been up to at Descartes Labs and interact with the scientific python community again.

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A big thanks to people at +Ncsa Illinois  (+Matthew Turk , +Kalina Borkiewicz in particular) who helped produce this visualization for Solar Superstorms. You can view the segment on their website (3rd one in the playlist).

http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/enabling/vis/cadens/documentary/solar_superstorms

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Report from SC14: DOE needs more people trained in computational science. The CSGF should be supported and grown. Spread the word.

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DOE CSGF alumnus @samskillman on modeling 13.7 billion years of cosmic evolution in a single day on the Titan #HPC at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Skillman and the team at the Kavli Institute for Particle #Astrophysics and Cosmology published the data just 10 weeks later.
http://bit.ly/1uJgWeK

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Congrats, +Matthew Turk. This is way cooler than sliced bread!
Making Data Science coLaboratory

Have a project that would benefit from the ability to have multiple people with varying skill sets collaborate directly through simultaneous access and analysis of data? Struggling with cryptic installation errors and the varied requirements of different machines and operating systems? 

The coLaboratory project, created by Google Research, +Matthew Turk, and the +IPython/Jupyter development team, seeks to address these issues by merging open source products with Google technologies, providing a collaborative data analysis environment for both programmers and non-programmers.  

Check out the Google Research Blog below to learn more, including a link to the coLaboratory Chrome App, which offers a simple one-click installation of coLaboratory, IPython, and a large set of popular scientific python libraries (with more on the way).

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Congrats to the entire +yt Project team!  
yt 3.0 has been released after being three years in the making!

This release of yt features an entirely rewritten infrastructure for data ingestion, indexing, and representation.  While past versions of yt were focused on analysis and visualization of data structured as regular grids, this release features full support for particle (discrete point) data such as N-body and SPH data, irregular hexahedral mesh data, and data organized via octrees.  This infrastructure will be extended in future versions for high-fidelity representation of unstructured mesh datasets.

For more info, see the announcement on yt-users: http://lists.spacepope.org/pipermail/yt-users-spacepope.org/2014-August/020873.html

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+Sam Skillman today wrote a twitter bot that makes plots of halos from the Dark Sky Simulations (darkskysimulations.info) on command.  I am kind of amazed.  Kind of an awesome way to explore a trillion particle dataset.

Maybe next, Sam can make a "Yo" bot?  ( http://www.justyo.co/ )
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