[Numpy-discussion] [numfocus] Growing the contributor base of Numpy
Wed Mar 27 15:09:21 CDT 2013
On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 8:16 AM, Ralf Gommers <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 7:56 PM, Jonathan Rocher <email@example.com>wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> One recurring question is how to *grow the contributor base* to NumPy
>> and provide help and relief to core developers and maintainers.
>> One way to do this would be to *leverage the upcoming SciPy conference*in 2 ways:
>> 1. Provide an intermediate or advanced level tutorial on NumPy
>> focusing on teaching the C-API and the architecture of the package to help
>> people navigate the source code, and find answers to precise deep
>> questions. I think that many users would be interested in being better able
>> to understand the underlayers to become powerful users (and contributors if
>> they want to).
>> 2. Organize a Numpy sprint to leverage all this freshly graduated
>> students apply what they learned to tackle some of the work under the
>> guidance of core developers.
>> This would be a great occasion to share and grow knowledge that is
>> fundamental to our community. And the fact that the underlayers are in C is
>> fine IMHO: SciPy is about scientific programming in Python and that is done
>> with a lot of C.
>> *Thoughts? Anyone interested in leading a tutorial (can be a team of
>> people)? Anyone willing to coordinate the sprint? Who would be willing to
>> be present and help during the sprint? *
> First thought: excellent initiative. I'm not going to be at SciPy, but I'm
> happy to coordinate a numpy/scipy sprint at EuroScipy. Going to email the
> organizers right now.
The EuroScipy organizers have accepted our sprint, so we'll have a room
available. If you're going to the conference, think about reserving Sun 25
Aug to attend this sprint. I've put up a page where people can add topics
and more details: http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/wiki/EuroSciPy2013Sprint
>> Note that there is less than 1 week left until the tutorial submission
>> deadline. I am happy to help brainstorm on this to make it happen.
>> Jonathan and Andy, for the SciPy2013 organizers
>> Jonathan Rocher, PhD
>> Scientific software developer
>> SciPy2013 conference co-chair
>> Enthought, Inc.
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