Hello DP0.1 delegates! I’m here to highlight our hope that delegates will self-organize into “working groups” of shared common interests. There are no obligations for you to do so, but one way for delegates and the Rubin Observatory project to get the most out of the Data Previews is for people to work together on data analyses that exercise all available capabilities. Plus, you’ll get to meet other delegates, learn how to use Rubin and DP0.1 resources together, and maybe even publish papers based on your analyses!
Interested in weak lensing (or crowded-field photometry, intracluster light in galaxy clusters, variable stars, etc. – insert your ideas here!), and want to connect with others who share that interest? You can post a topic here on Community.lsst.org highlighting your interests and encouraging others to work together with (or alongside) you on the same (or similar) projects. You can use the Community forum to organize and discuss analyses. [If a working group organizer wishes, we can post their contact information and a brief summary of the group’s goals at the “working groups” section of the DP0.1 website.] Also, the 2nd hour of each Delegate Assembly (and the entire time during Stack Club) is set aside for breakout groups, so you can use this time to work on or discuss your project(s) together – we are happy to create breakout rooms for specific working groups as requested. Working groups can share code and notebooks in the “contributed’ repository of the Rubin DP0.1 Github organization.
There is no obligation to join (or create) a working group, but you are encouraged to do so if interested. Join as many working groups as you like – let’s learn and develop tools together to maximize Rubin science!
(Hint: another way to start a conversation would be to reply to this topic explaining your scientific interests and/or goals as a DP0.1 delegate.)