Given the challenges associated with travel, social distancing, and staying healthy and safe in the current COVID-19 environment, the OpenVSP Workshop organizers determined that this year’s event will be moved to a fully online, virtual format. We see this as an opportunity to reach those people and groups that normally cannot attend the workshop in-person due to travel issues or scheduling conflicts. We hope that providing an open and free virtual event will enable increased participation among students, teachers, industry professionals, and the International community. There is a wealth of knowledge and experience in this robust community and we would love to share that knowledge with the world. To that end, we are opening our call for papers or presentations to include everyone interested. If you are using OpenVSP to educate or in university design courses, tell us about your experiences. If you have had successes or failures using OpenVSP in your work or hobbies, we’d like to hear about them. If you have found a new and interesting way to leverage OpenVSP to integrate into other tools or to streamline your processes, let us know. Because the event is now fully public and open, there is no need for registration! Just follow the links!
Presentations will start at 11 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m each day (U.S. Eastern time). Each talk will begin promptly at the top of the hour and be a maximum of 45 minutes in length providing a 15 minute break for Q&A and setting up the next presenter. The event schedule will be posted on this page along with links to the live feed. We are doing our best to block content by topic so you can join in and view the material that you are most interested in without feeling obligated to sit the entire 3 days. Of course, if none of the scheduled times work for you because of work, school commitments, or international time differences, all of the sessions will be recorded and stored so anyone can access them at any time. Topics to be presented will range from introductory material to advanced modeling techniques as well as ongoing software improvements and feature additions. This year we also hope to host live developer sessions where advanced users will walk you through building OpenVSP from the Git source and how to build and use the OpenVSP Python API.
The Workshop will be streamed on the OpenVSP YouTube Live Channel. We have successfully tested our streaming capabilities at 1080p ensuring that everyone will be able to clearly see text, demos, and images. We strongly recommend viewing the presentations on a second device or screen, particularly for demonstrations or tutorials, so that you can leverage the workspace on your main computer screen. Presenters will join a closed Microsoft Teams meeting with the Workshop moderators which will be streamed live to the community via YouTube. Each presenter MUST have the Microsoft Teams app or software installed on their computer or device to ensure the best possible connection and experience for the viewers. This may also require the creation of a Microsoft Teams account if you do not already have one. Real-time comments and questions will be available through the YouTube Live Chat on the feed. The moderators will either answer these in the chat feed or forward the questions to the presenter to answer directly.
Thank you all very much for your continued support of this great community and we hope to hear from you soon!
Please email Brandon Litherland if you have any questions about the Workshop. We look forward to seeing you!
|Session||Start (U.S. Eastern)||End (U.S. Eastern)|
|September 15, 2020 Session 1.1||11:00 a.m.||2:00 p.m.|
|September 15, 2020 Session 1.2||2:00 p.m.||5:00 p.m.|
|September 16, 2020 Session 2.1||11:00 a.m.||2:00 p.m.|
|September 16, 2020 Session 2.2||2:00 p.m.||5:00 p.m.|
|September 17, 2020 Session 3.1||11:00 a.m.||2:00 p.m.|
|September 17, 2020 Session 3.2||2:00 p.m.||5:00 p.m.|