Last week we've had the first Efficient Linear Algebra for Gröbner Basis Computations workshop. Located here in Fraunhofer ITWM we had found the most inspiring conference environment here in Kaiserslautern. Combining lectures and coding sprint sessions the workshop structure was highly influenced by the Sage Days concept. But - rather than supporting a specific system - our coding projects focussed on exact linear algebra methods for computing Gröbner bases, in particular those related to the F4 algorithm.

The atmosphere was terrific: computer algebra icons lecturing by day and infinite coding all night long! Martin Albrecht gives quite a few impression about our worksome week in his blog. Also you find the full lectures at YouTube. Friday approached soon, too soon! We are looking forward for another workshop of this kind!