[IPython-User] Some excellent news for IPython: we've received stable funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

klo uo klonuo@gmail....
Tue Dec 11 17:00:48 CST 2012


Hurray!
I'm very happy for you guys and injection that this great project
deservedly got.
Excited to see what's coming next
 :)


On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 11:57 PM, Chao YUE <chaoyuejoy@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am spending 3/4 of my time with ipython now. Many many many many thanks
> to the development team and congratulations for the funding. The cool thing
> of open source is not only software, it also change people, to have spirit
> of sharing, and the joy.
>
> BIG THANKS!
>
> Chao
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM, Burns, Scott S <
> scott.s.burns@vanderbilt.edu> wrote:
>
>> That's fantastic news. Hopefully this will spur other funding agencies to
>> consider funding the development of software tools.
>>
>> Scott
>>
>> On 12/11/12 4:34 PM, "Fernando Perez" <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> >Hi all,
>> >
>> >we wanted to give you all some absolutely fantastic news regarding
>> >IPython that we just received...  This also partly explains my silence
>> >during much of this semester, as I was focused on looking for
>> >long-term funding for IPython.
>> >
>> >We are proud to announce that we've received funding from the Alfred
>> >P. Sloan foundation (http://sloan.org) that will support IPython
>> >development for the next two years.  Thanks to this $1.15M grant,
>> >Brian Granger and I will be working roughly 3/4 of our time on
>> >IPython, Min Ragan-Kelley will be our lead project engineer, and Paul
>> >Ivanov and Thomas Kluyver will be working as postdocs on the project.
>> >Furthermore,  Matthew Brett and JB Poline of Nipy fame will be working
>> >part-time on the development of notebooks for applied statistics in
>> >collaboration with Jonathan Taylor from Stanford (these materials will
>> >be used by Jonathan in the teaching of his applied stats course, the
>> >STAT 191 course - http://www.stanford.edu/class/stats191).  While
>> >Brian is at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo,  the rest of our team will be
>> >located at Berkeley (with frequent visits to Stanford for the
>> >statistics work with Jonathan).
>> >
>> >This will also give us resources to support two annual all-hands
>> >development sprints at Berkeley where I hope all our core developers
>> >will be able to attend, as well as funding for cloud resources so that
>> >we can provide paid support for our CI hosting and nbviewer beyond
>> >what the free plans allow (and further services that may arise over
>> >time).
>> >
>> >We'd like to particularly thank Josh Greenberg, our program director
>> >at the Sloan foundation, for the phenomenal guidance and support he
>> >provided during the grant proposal preparation and detailed review
>> >process.
>> >
>> >Needless to say, we are extremely excited about these news.  We'll
>> >have more announcements to make over the next few weeks, but now I
>> >need to get a lot of administrative wheels in motion quickly, as the
>> >funding officially starts Jan 1, 2013!
>> >
>> >All the best,
>> >
>> >f
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