DeepChem Minutes 9/16/2021

DeepChem Minutes

India/Asia/Pacific Call

Date: September 16th, 2021

Attendees: Bharath,


Bharath this week worked on shepherding GSoC PRs though and worked on building up the list of DeepChem papers/discoveries (DeepChem Papers and Discoveries List) in starting work towards a DeepChem review article.

There were no attendees today so Bharath ended the call early.

Americas/Europe/Africa/Middle East

Date: September 16th, 2021

Attendees: Bharath, Peter, Rahul, Seyone


Rahul is a grad student at the university of Pennsylvania who works on vision and multitask learning. He’s been

Bharath gave the same update as last week.

Peter is busy with OpenMM development this week and hasn’t been able to do much. Peter anticipates he’ll be mostly busy with OpenMM work for the foreseeable future.

Seyone has been busy getting started with school but put up a small PR making a doctest fix. Seyone hopes to have more bandwidth next week.

Atreya has been working on the MATModel PR and has been working to make a few fixes to the imports.

Rahul is interested in adding hyperopt support to DeepChem, so we discussed how to structure the addition of hyperopt as an optional dependency.

Bharath reminded folks that the DeepChem meetup is coming up and to get PRs merged in. Bharath also wants to release DeepChem 2.6 following the meetup as a natural deadline.

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