<zimoun>About PyTorch in Guix, in addtion to a dedicated team to work on IA tools stuff, Debian is doing an interesting workflow for Debian-Med, started to release specific tools about COVID: video chat meeting, ~1h once (or 2) a month; say every 2nd and 17th, to discuss progress, block point, syncrhonise, etc. Maybe ideas to steal / adapt
<civodul>i'm not a fan of video chat, but yeah, some sort of synchronization can help
<civodul>among volunteers that can be challenging at times
<civodul>but that can work nicely if there are labs/institutes/companies involved
<zimoun>video chat, I do not know. The point is: regular meeting with a mean of communication that is not the usual one; breaking the habit: ah yes that’s today. Similarly that Meetup vs mailing list works for instance.
<zimoun>and for sure labs/institutes/companies could be great. I speak for the French institutes that I know, it is always complicated… well, they are nice once it works and not really helpful to make it happen. Bit disappointed by recent events. Anyway.
<zimoun>I have sent just seen https://freefem.org/ffdays.html and maybe we could try to organize with GuixHPC folks something like that: one tutorial day with examples, real life examples, etc. or maybe morning tutorial and afternoon some presentation
<zimoun>one year ago, we tried to launch with Christophe Pouzat (Paris 5) a seminar about reproducibility in Paris. Then life happened and I failed to keep it live. People about various fields (scikit, stats, maths, Konrad, etc.) were very positive… So, I think there is room for an Guix event about science and beyond; from laptop to cluster.
<zimoun>Well, I put that in my TODO list and I will send an email to guix-science in the very near future. Let’s try to prepare something for the second quarter of 2021 (between march-june)