In the last days, we intensively discussed the next steps in the development of oemof. It was very intense and exciting to see other enthusiastic developers in person, drafting solutions at the white board and reviewing code in the presence of the persons who wrote it. We discussed long-term plans but also very particular problems, e.g. how to rewrite up-times in solph so that they are meaningful in models with time-steps of varying length. The most noticeable topics were mostly considering solph:Continue reading “2023-11 dev days: Retrospective”
For next year’s user meeting, we take a special opportunity: It will be held from 7th to 9th of Februar 2024, partly in parallel to the 7th Regenerative Energy Technology Conference (RET.Con) in Nordhausen. The oemof user meeting will be in its established style, but we want to make it possible for attendees to the conference (which is held mostly in German) to visit presentations and tutorials given at the user meeting. Additionally, it is possible to add an entry for the proceedings of the conference.
This is also why we are announcing the user meeting already before the dev days have taken place: For the RET.Con, there is a deadline for abstract submission at the 30th of September 2023. Note that papers should be in German but presentations may also be in English. If you do not want to publish a paper, you can hand in a headline and a very brief summary for a talk until the 15th of November, so that an announcement can be made at the RET.Con. At last, of course you can ignore this early deadline and present something at the user meeting without having it announced at the conference.
If you want to want to submit something for the RET.Con via the oemof user meeting, please send an email to email@example.com. All emails to this address will also be forwarded to the organisers in Nordhausen.
We opened registration for the omof developer meeting 2023. (As suggested by the local organisers, Fraunhofer UMSICHT, they are now “dev days”.) The meeting will take place in the Osterfelder Straße 3 in Oberhausen from the 22nd to the 24th of November 2023. At the moment, the agenda is still blank and leaves plenty room for ideas. It will be continuously developed at https://github.com/oemof/oemof/wiki/Meeting-2023.11 – depending on suggestions from registrees.
We always try to keep the entry barrier as low as possible. The meeting is targeted to everybody who wants to contribute to oemof. Of course this includes the further development of the packages, but in the past there have been also non programming-related sessions, e.g. about the content of this website. We have no conference fee, you only have to organise and pay for travel, accommodation, and food. To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment at https://github.com/oemof/oemof/issues/112.
we are pleased to announce the upcoming oemof user meeting, May 24th to 26th 2023 in Stuttgart. The meeting is open to all who use or develop the software, as well as interested new users. Thanks to the DLR site in Stuttgart for hosting us.
Being a community project, the meetings traditionally include the possibility to ask questions to fellow users and open discussion. We are happy to exchange ideas with developers and users rather than just promoting results. So let’s get together, share knowledge and inspire each other. Learn more about planned developments, find people to collaborate with on your projects and get your questions answered. We continuously gather information in the Meeting-2023.05 Wiki page (GitHub). Note that meals are self-paid as there is no conference fee.
To register, just write an email to email@example.com. Please tell your name, (if applicable) your institution, your GitHub user name, and if you want to present something. Unfortunately, we also need to know your nationality, so that you are allowed to enter the DLR campus.
What to expect?Continue reading “oemof spring meeting 2023”
Hack, eat, sleep, repeat: Our 2022-11 dev meeting was one big hackathon event where we joint forces to solve problems with the code. It was so intense, we even forgot to taka a photo. (We were some 15 very enthusiastic hackers.) There are a couple important decisions to be communicated:
- The next release of solph (v0.5) is in feature freeze. We will just update the documentation and finalise making arguments explicit and release afterwards.
- Multi-period optimisation and renaming Transformer to Converter will follow with v0.5.1 with a merge to mainline solph right after v0.5.0. The changed name will have a wrapper so it is not API breaking.
- Stephan Günther, Caroline Möller, and Patrik Schönfeldt form the new board of the oemof association.
Also, today was an important day for the oemof association. After everything was agreed on by the general assembly on November 10th, 2022, the protocol as well as the statute were notarised and sent to the register of associations. By chance we also received the final documents needed to apply for our non-profit status. So, now we have to wait until things are processed until the association gets it final legal status.
We finally opened registration for the omof developer meeting 2022. As suggested last year’s dev meeting, it will take place at Magdeburg University from the 09th to the 11th of November. One focus will definitely be on the next release of solph, but the agenda is kept flexible to meet the demands of the participants and will continuously developed at https://github.com/oemof/oemof/wiki/Meeting-2022.11.
Developer meetings are no closed shop but a great opportunity for a first contact for those who are considering to collaborate. In fact, it’s rather common that people join a developer before actively contributing. With this regard, the upcoming meeting is a particular good opportunity as there are a couple of freshly developed features also new to long-term developers.
We want to thank all participants of this year’s oemof spring meeting. It’s always a joy to have a few days reserved for concentrated discussions around the things you create and investigate using oemof. Some of you already provided their slides, these are now available in the collection of oemof publications.
This year’s spring meeting wasn’t only the biggest in-person meeting but also probably the most international one. It was located almost in sight of the Danish/German border. Some of the almost 40 participants arrived from Italy and Spain just for the meeting. Not to speak about contributions from people who stay in Germany for longer. This confirmed us in our decision to also keep the organisation of the oemof association in English. (Side node: It was in the middle of the association’s general assembly that we realised that the about ten persons joining that particular session were able to understand German.)
Special thanks also go to Simon and Uwe for the organisation, and to the Department Energy and Environmental Management for hosting the meeting at the Europa Universität Flensburg.
we are pleased to announce the preliminary agenda for the upcoming oemof user meeting in May 2022 in Flensburg.
Wednesday, 18.5.2022, 13:30 – Thursday, 19.5.2022, 15:45
Thursday, 19.5.2022, 15:45 – Friday, 20.5.2022, 13:00
Developer focus, but open for interested users
See the detailed agenda for more information.
Still not registered? Please use the registration form until May, 7th.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us.
Dear oemof community
We would like to announce the next oemof developer meeting from 1st to 3rd of December in Bremen according to the motto “Join-the-devs”.
You are using the oemof packages and you are missing something?!
You would like to contribute but don’t know how?!
Next dev meeting, you will have the opportunity to get involved into the oemof development and learn how to add features, fix bugs, and improve the documentation.Continue reading “oemof developer meeting December 2021”
As part of the open_plan research project, we invite you to the third stakeholder workshop and look forward to presenting version 1.0 of the open_plan tool. If you are interested you can register here. The workshop will take place on 20.10.2021 from 10–13:00 online. Workshop language is German.
In the open_plan project we are going to develop a user interface to build an energy system with oemof. During the development process, we focused on user-friendliness, which is a key requirement of our partners. In this context, we also would like to get feedback from the oemof community on our results and release the tool for first use.
We would like to point out that the open_plan tool is still under development. Nevertheless, we would like to release the tool with its current development status for initial use so that we can incorporate your feedback into the further development of the tool at an early stage. With this approach, we ensure that the requirements of our partners for the open_plan tool are met in the best possible way.
We look forward to a constructive exchange!