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



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

Open presentations












Definition of the projects and teams

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.

How to participate:

If you are interested in attending the SageMath Days, please fill out this form BY MAY 20th : According to the number of persons interested, we will offer the places and all candidates will be inform at the end of May.

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 some candidates, we encourage you to apply independently of the funding you have access to.