Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 08:27:31 -0700
From: Amelia Taylor <[email protected]>

Dear Macaulay 2 user,

With funding from the NSA and the NSF, we are organizing a Macaulay 2 
workshop, from Sunday, August 8, 2010 through Thursday, August 12, 2010, 
with Saturday, August 7 and Friday, August 13 serving as the travel 
days.  The workshop will be at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO 
(  Activities will start first thing 
Sunday morning (possibly Saturday night).

The purpose of the workshop is to bring Macaulay 2 developers together 
with those who would like to share or  develop their skills at writing 
packages for Macaulay 2 and those interested in developing the 
corresponding mathematical algorithms.  Sample software projects that 
might be undertaken are visible here --- although this page 
is rather out of date at this point and we are looking for participants 
who might have new packages they are interested in.  Past workshops 
topics and activities can be viewed at,, 
and http://wiki.macaulay2/Snowbird/.  The new main Macaulay 2 wiki page 
is at and a project development page 
is in the process of being built there.  Please take a look and consider 
posting your project on that page.

Attendance at this workshop by invitation only --- based on a brief 
application --- and all who are interested are encouraged to apply.  
Financial support is available for approximately 20-30 people with 
preference given to younger researchers.

Also, please note that we expect to have such a workshop approximately 
once per year, so you should look for future announcements as well.

If you would like to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. 
Everyone interested is strongly encouraged to apply, including graduate 
students and postdocs. Your application should include

1. information about what algorithms you would like to work on, and what 
you have done in the past (this is the most important piece --- please 
put some thought into this and be as specific as possible),

2. whether or not you are a citizen or permanent resident of the US 
(this assists us with budgeting based on where our funding comes from),

3. a good estimate of travel expenses, and whether you would require 
financial support for housing and meals (when available), and if you 
will be willing to share a room, (rooms are in limited supply; if 
additional single rooms are available, and you want one, we may ask you 
to pay any additional cost).  Everyone should include this information 
in the event that we obtain additional funds.

4. your current institution and rank, and if you are a graduate student, 
your advisor's name.

Applications are due by March 1, 2010 and we hope to allocate funds to 
participants by April 1, 2010.

Our organizer for this workshop is Amelia Taylor.  Applications should 
be directed to Amelia Taylor at [email protected]

A few other pieces of information you may need:

1. If we pay for your travel, it must be on an American air carrier, if 
at all possible.

2. Please commit to being present for the entire workshop.

3. You will need to bring your laptop with Macaulay 2 on it to the workshop.

Hirotachi Abo
David Eisenbud
Daniel R. Grayson
Michael E. Stillman
Amelia Taylor