Sage Days 95: Women In Sage

July 9-13, 2018, Montréal, Canada

Target Audience

The Women in SageMath Days aim to initiate women from various backgrounds to SageMath use and development, as well as to build networks between established users of mathematical software and mathematicians with potential to use such software. We do not focus on any specific area of mathematics and want to involve women at all career stages, including undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers and faculty members. Women working in industry are also welcome to apply.

The choice to aim this event only at women was made because most developers are men, but also because we noticed intimidating attitudes from experienced men in other workshops. Even though these behaviours were probably unconscious, they have an impact on the confidence of female mathematicians when come the time of coding. To create a friendly environment, we plan to host the workshop in a rented house. Such circumstances foster longstanding connections between the participants. Because women form a minority of mathematicians, building broad and strong networks helps them to overcome the obstacles typically occurring on their career path.

Invited speakers


See this framapad.

Status reports

You can see the work that has been accomplished during the days on this pad.


The workshop will be held in a rented house in a small town near Montreal (at one hour and a half by car). The precise location is 124 Tour du lac, in Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré. All participants will be accommodated in the house.

To reach the workshop:

There will be a group departure on Sunday 8: the meeting place is at Montmorency station between 6:15 pm and 6:25 pm. Don't be late, the bus leaves at 6:27 pm!

Tentative schedule:

The workshop will last five days and will focus on software development.








Introduction to SageMath

Talk by Tania Allard

Talk by Jennifer Balakrishnan

Talk by Emily Gunawan













How to contribute to SageMath & Projects/teams definition

Coding sprints

Exercises and coding sprints

Coding sprints and team challenges



Status Reports

Status Reports

Status Reports

Status Reports

The schedule includes three plenary talks:

Since one of the goal is to develop the abilities of the participants, there will be every day coding sprints on elaborated projects. Participants will work in teams created according to their interests. We also plan some time for tutorials and proposed presentations in function of the needs. Each day will end with a status report session. Finally, we want to organize during the week a challenge where teams will compete to conquer coding exercises. Since the workshop will be held in a rented house, the activities will be both during the days and evenings. Therefore, some time will also be dedicated to team-building activities.

A more precise schedule will be announced later.


Registration is now closed.

All local expenses will be covered for participants, and candidates will be informed of the traveling support they receive with their invitation. As we could probably fund in totality the transportation expenses of only some candidates, we encourage you to apply independently to the funding you have access to.




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