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The "Open Digital Infrastructure in Astrophysics" workshop was held June 4 - 5, 2019 at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at  UC Santa Barbara. This workshop was sponsored by the Ford and Sloan Foundations through their Digital Infrastructure Research program.

This special two-day workshop was  held while the KITP programs "Better Stars, Better Planets: Exploiting the Stellar-Exoplanetary Synergy" and "The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics" were in session. Participants in these programs were encouraged to attend our workshop.

The workshop’s intent was to highlight open-knowledge digital infrastructure, software instrument communities, metrics for success, developer models, diversity efforts, funding profiles, and sustainability plans.


Live tweeting at #OpenAstroInfra.

Presentations are avaliable at http://online.kitp.ucsb.edu/online/odia19/ .

Effort to conceptualize a US Research Software Sustainability Institute.

Blog post on the Fundamentals of Software Sustainability.

Guide to Sustainability Models for Research Software Projects

Roads And Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure by Nadia Eghbal

Workshop Final Report

Tuesday June 4

Open Digital Infrastructure in Astrophysics

Meeting Organizers:

Frank Timmes      fxtimmes@gmail.com

Lars Bildsten

Rich Townsend

9:00am Rich Townsend - GYRE
9:45am Arfon Smith - JOSS and STScI data
10:30am Coffee
11:00am Daniel Foreman-Mackey - emcee
11:45am Federica Bianco - LSST Transients
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Matt Turk - yt
2:45pm Gwendolyn Eadie - R astrostatistics
3:30pm Break
4:00pm Joel Brownstein - SDSS Data Infrastructure
4:45pm Rachel Street - TOM Toolkit and the AEON Network
5:30pm Workshop Dinner

Wednesday June 5

9:00am Kelle Cruz - Astropy
9:45am Jim Stone - ATHENA++
10:30am Coffee
11:00am Philipp Mösta - Einstein Toolkit
11:45am Duncan Brown - PyCBC
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Andrew Macfadyen - JETFIT
2:45pm Alice Allen - Astrophysics Source Code Library
3:30pm Break
4:00pm Frank Timmes - MESA Project and Workshop Closure
4:45pm Open Discussion
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