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

Eleftherios Garyfallidis garyfallidis@gmail....
Tue Dec 11 17:03:25 CST 2012


This is really great news. Very happy for you guys. This is awesome for the
community too. GGT!

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM, klo uo <klonuo@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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