Agenda

Max Horn edited this page Jan 21, 2016 · 18 revisions

Timetable

  • Monday

    • 11:30: Markus Pfeiffer, "GAP in the cloud"
    •    afterwards: discussion
      
    • 14:00: Volker Braun: "libGAP"
    •    afterwards: discussion; make a list of action items
      
  • Tuesday

    • 10:00: Nicolas Thiery, Volker Braun, "Contributing to Sage"
    • 10:45: Max Horn, Alex Konovalov, Markus Pfeiffer, "Contributing to GAP" possibly with discussion of certain details
    • 14:00: Discussion: Detach GAP User/Lib Interface (This is on Tuesday to maybe give people some time to think on points raised during Volker's talk)
    • 15:00: GAP internals meeting (Max, Reimer, Steve, Chris, Markus, Alex, James, etc?)
    • 16:00: Julia/Transpiler/Interfacing with other software? (This is somewhat related to the previous topic)
  • Wednesday

    • 10:00: Max, Alex, Sebastian: Join several release tools (and if people are interested in ReleaseTools, we can also give a brief demo how to use it to make a package release super-easy, at leasst for packages hosted on GitHub).
    • 11:30: Nicolas, Sebastian, Luca: Docker containers
  • Thursday

    • 11:00-13:00, 16:00--open end: Max, Chris, Markus: hack on the datastructures package
    • 14:00: Alex, Chris, Markus, Max, Reimer, Steve: plan concrete steps for HPC-GAP merger
    • 16:00: All who are there: report on activities (possibly Friday morning, but Max is already gone)
  • Friday

    • ...

Topics we want to discuss

  • Introduce webpage for GAP in the cloud
    • demo the Jupyter kernel
    • explain... (what is it, how does it work, ...)
    • ... future work..
  • Improve the installation of GAP in SageMath and in SageMath cloud
    • make more (all) packages available
    • for the cloud: make GAP Jupyter kernel available
    • HPC-GAP
    • ...
  • libGAP
    • What is it? An overview (Volker?)
    • What is its status
    • what needs to be done?
    • Integrate it with GAP repository (as a branch or even a compile time option...)
    • adapting libGAP to HPC-GAP ?! (e.g. being able to call from sage to HPC-GAP)
    • allow GAP code to call sage
    • ...
  • Error / exception handling in GAP
    • important for language integration as well...
  • GAP and Julia
    • GAP-to-julia transpiler ??
    • being able to call GAP code from Julia and vice-versa
    • why? what potential advantages?
    • what would it have to satisfy to be useful... ?
  • HPC-GAP
    • continue from last week...
    • unifying HPC-GAP and "classic" GAP (goal of a single branch)
    • Adapting GAPDoc to HPC-GAP
    • Testing and adapting packages for HPC-GAP (e.g. the "forms")
    • ...
  • General GAP stuff
    • Modularising GAP parser/reader/UI
  • Sage
    • Improve group support in Sage (wrapped around GAP)
    • Add/improve semigroup support in Sage (wrapped around GAP)
    • ... maybe this can be done in a more generic way, which doesn't need manual work for every single GAP function to be wrapped..
    • Goal: write a small prototype this week, as basis for further discussion and work
  • applications of GAP, Sage etc. to actual research :-)
    • e.g. semigroup representation theory...
    • implement some algorithms...
  • wrap up some of the work and topics from the coding sprint
    • finish work on GAP Coding Style conventions
    • move live GAP website to use new repository
    • make datastructures package release
    • commit mailing list
    • ...
  • Welcome to new contributors to our systems
    • How to make your first contribution to GAP
    • How to make your first contribution to SageMath
  • Teaching material
    • setup repository for Software carpentry lessons on SageMath
    • improve Software carpentry lessons on GAP
  • Google Summer of Code ??
    • SageMath will apply again this year, and GAP can join
    • please add project ideas and mentors on Sage's GSOC 2016 page
  • Docker containers

Talks and tutorials

  • Markus Pfeiffer: "GAP in the cloud" (11)
  • Volker Braun: "libGAP" (16)
  • XYZ: "How to contribute to GAP?" (3)
  • Nicolas/Volker: "How to contribute to Sage?" (6)

Outcomes

  • GAP in the cloud
  • Install JupyterHub as an authentication frontend on the Azure machine
  • Create a mechanism to start a pthread for replying to asynchronous events in GAP
  • Distribute the Jupyter Kernel with the main GAP distribution?