[Numpy-discussion] Numpy/Cython Google Summer of Code project idea

Robin robince@gmail....
Thu Mar 6 14:48:10 CST 2008


On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 6:15 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
>   Any student interested in this should quickly respond on the list;
>   such a project would likely be co-mentored by people on the Numpy and
>   Cython teams, since it is likely to require expertise from both ends.

Hello,

I would like to register my keen interest in applying for Numpy/Scipy
GSoC project. I am a first year PhD student in Computational
Neuroscience and my undergraduate degree was in Mathematics.

I have been using Numpy and Scipy for my PhD work for a few months now
and have been building up to trying to contribute something to the
project - I am keen to get more substantial real world programming
experience... The projects described involving Cython definitely
interest me, although I don't yet have a sufficient understanding of
the Python C-API and Pyrex/Cython to gauge how demanding they might
be.

As a PhD student in the UK I don't have any official summer vacation,
so I wouldn't be able to work full time on the project (I also have a
continuation report due just before the GSoC final deadline which is a
bit annoying). However I currently work 20 hours per week part time
anyway, so I'm confident that I could replace that with GSoC and still
keep up with my studies.

I would be keen to chat with someone (perhaps on the IRC channel)
about whether my existing programming experience and availability
would allow me to have a proper crack at this.

I understand that first organisations apply (deadline 12th March) with
some suggested projects, and then towards the end of the month
students can apply to accepted organisations, either for the suggested
project or their own ideas. I'd love to see Numpy/Scipy apply as an
organisation with these projects (and perhaps some others) so that
interested students like myself can apply.

Thanks,

Robin

PS
My nick on IRC is 'thrope' and I try to hang out in there most of the
time I am online. I am also on Google Talk at this email address.


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