October 2014

HEP Software Foundation startup team meeting notes, Oct 23 2014

HEP Software Foundation startup team meeting notes, Oct 23 2014


Present: Torre, Pere, Dario, Daniel, Frank, Craig
Apologies: Graeme, Andrea, Michel

HSF Startup Team: 3rd meeting

Thu, 2014-10-23


  •  Any issues with meeting notes of last week
  • News on contacts made, discussions had, ...
  • Finalise on the meeting time slot
  • Discussion/approval of new contents of web site (hepsoftwarefoundation.org)
  • Mailing lists. All  done?
  • Status of white paper review/summation, plan for synthesised document
  • Plans, objectives for SLAC workshop including ancillary meetings
  • Next steps


(superseded by the Foundation page)


White Paper Analysis and Proposed Startup Plan

cppcon 2014

Mon, 2014-09-08 to Fri, 2014-09-12

The C++ conference.

Vincenzo notes in particular Mike Acton's talk (lecture?) on data oriented design

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NIPS 2014 Workshop on High-energy physics and machine learning

Sat, 2014-12-13

You probably have heard about the HiggsML challenge http://higgsml.lal.in2p3.fr where machine learning scientists and physicists have competed during the summer till last week to get the best expected significance from a simplified ntuple built from ATLAS simulated events for the Higgs to tau tau analysis. This has been a huge success with close to 1800 teams participating. A workshop is now organised as a satellite of the NIPS conference (NIPS is a major machine learning  conference (~1500 participants), a bit like ICHEP for HEP). 

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fwk: a go-based concurrent framework

Wed, 2014-10-22

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Discussing the Future of C++

Tue, 2014-10-21

The next meeting of the C++ Standards Committee is taking place on November 3-8, 2014 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Before heading to it, Axel will introduce some of the proposals (including two from CERN) and collect feedback. 

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