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

Ondrej Certik ondrej@certik...
Thu Mar 6 17:14:26 CST 2008


On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 9:48 PM, Robin <robince@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Just a note, that the usual commitment is 40 hours/week, i.e. a full
time job. See e.g.:

http://wiki.python.org/moin/SummerOfCode/Expectations

Ondrej


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