DeepChem Minutes 6/17/2022

DeepChem Minutes

India/Asia/Pacific Call

Date: June 16th, 2022

Attendees: Bharath,


Bharath ended the developer call early since there were no other attendees.

Americas/Europe/Africa/Middle East

Date: June 17th, 2022

Attendees: Bharath, Arun, Peter, Shai, Stanley


Bharath this week has been primarily working with students at office hours and reviewing PRs and tutorials.

Arun was removing some of the PRs this week. He debugged deepchem installation in python 3.10 using mamba for better error messages. It seems hhsuite is not supported in python 3.10.

Peter helped with reviewing PRs.

Shai worked on the MCMC sampler PR and has got the simultaneous update working, but has some issues with single electron update. Asked about the use of second-order optimizers over first-order.

Stanley had a great week supporting GSoC students, and doing research on bridge-achite

DeepChem Bioinformatics Call

Date: 6/20/2022

Attendees: Bharath, Paulina, Stanley, Ashish

Summary: We discussed HuggingFace <> DeepChem integration and some of the challenges in mapping a HuggingFace model to a DeepChem model.

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