+2012 was an amazing year for yt. Whether measured by improvements to the code
+or community activity, it has been the busiest and most productive yet.
+ * We held the first ever yt workshop at the FLASH center in Chicago in
+ January. Plans for a development-focused workshop have already begun in
+ earnest for March of 2013.
+ * 2221 changesets were added to the code base -- out of a total 7369, or
+ * A record number of new contributors
+ * In 2011, Nathan Goldbaum had contributed one changeset. In 2012, he was
+ the number two contributor, with 322, ranging from the PlotWindow to field
+ names and fixes for detailed aspects of the FLASH frontend.
+ * Version 2.4 of yt was released, which included threaded volume rendering,
+ the Plot Window, a totally rewritten GUI, and a bunch of other improvements.
+ * The `yt Hub <https://hub.yt-project.org/>`_ was re-launched with data
+ exploration widgets and an IPython Notebook viewer.
+ * The documentation for yt was streamlined and improved, with some awesome
+ cookbook recipes and improvements.
+ * Development of yt 3.0 really took off, with people from several communities
+ picking it up and contributing changes.
+ * yt gained the ability to create data totally in memory, and then write it to
+ * The yt community grew and was more active than ever, providing assistance,
+ ideas, sharing suggestions and scripts, and keeping a congenial, friendly
+Thanks for everything, and here's to making 2013 even better!