Materials Project First Virtual Workshop July 28th–30th — Change of Venue Notice

Materials Project First Virtual Workshop, July 28th-30th. Register now to reserve your spot.

We were recently excited to announce the 5th annual Materials Project workshop which was to take place in Berkeley, California. This workshop focuses on teaching the open-source software tools for data-driven materials science that we’ve developed at the Materials Project.

Since it is no longer practical to hold this workshop in person, we are announcing that this year we will be moving to a full virtual workshop. This will include the same hands-on teaching from our scientific staff and research group members and cloud-based programming environments. The workshop itself will be held July 29th–July 30th, with an introduction to the Python programming language on July 28th.

Since we still want to offer personal teaching to every participant, space will remain limited to 60 people.

To reflect some reduced costs of holding an in-person workshop we are reducing the registration fee to $600 for standard registration and $300 for student registration. Registration fees are used to pay for our cloud-based teaching infrastructure, and any revenue from the workshop will be used to fund further developments of Materials Project capabilities.

We will be in contact to offer a partial refund of the previous registration fee to attendees who have already registered. We also apologize for any inconvenience this change of plans causes if you have already made travel arrangements.

We hope we can meet in person one day soon, but until then take care, and we hope you can join us for our first virtual workshop in July!


Kristin Persson
Director, Materials Project
The Materials Project Workshop Team

We are excited to announce our fifth annual workshop for the Materials Project user community.

The ​two-day ​Materials ​Project ​Workshop ​will ​be ​held ​on Wednesday, July ​29th ​and ​Thursday, ​July 30th, ​2020, ​in the​ Banatao Auditorium (310 Sutardja Dai Hall) at ​the University ​of ​California ​Berkeley ​campus. We’ll also offer optional primer sessions on the Jupyter notebook environment, Python programming, and MongoDB databases the day before, Tuesday, July 28th, in the same location.

This ​workshop ​will ​focus ​on ​open-source software ​tools ​for ​data-driven ​computational ​materials ​science developed ​and ​maintained ​by ​the ​Materials ​Project. ​​Industry ​users, ​faculty, and ​students ​are ​invited ​and ​encouraged ​to ​attend. ​We will also offer an optional poster session during lunch and breaks to encourage future collaboration amongst participants. Any ​revenue ​from ​the ​workshop ​will ​be ​used ​to ​fund ​developments ​of ​the ​Materials ​Project ​capabilities.

This ​is ​a ​hands-on ​workshop. ​ ​In ​order ​to ​provide ​individualized ​support, ​space ​is ​limited ​to ​60 ​participants ​on ​a ​first-come, ​first-serve ​basis.

Some feedback from last year’s workshop:

  • “I learned a lot at the workshop in general. It was a good way to get a grip on how all the parts of the Materials Project interface together!”
  • “Advanced case studies, designing materials help you learn how to actually write the code in a better fashion.”
  • “I liked the on-the-fly computer coding during the workshop! Fixing problems when you see it not after.”
  • “Following along with the online notebooks is a great way to learn interactively!”
  • “Great, clear, self-contained, relevant examples.”

Register now to reserve your spot. The tentative schedule can be found here. Looking forward to seeing you in July!

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Please see the updated details for the planned Materials Project workshop.