[SciPy-dev] Google Summer of Code 2007

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Tue Mar 20 01:47:08 CDT 2007


Fernando Perez wrote:
> On 3/9/07, Jarrod Millman <millman@berkeley.edu> wrote:
>> Hey,
>>
>> I was wondering if Enthought would be interested in signing up as a
>> mentor organization:
>> http://groups.google.com/group/google-summer-of-code-announce/web/gsoc-mentor-organization-application-how-to
>> It is a fair amount of work.
>>
>> Fernando Perez explained that PSF wants to focus on core Python
>> development this year.  More specifically after google tells them how
>> many slots they get, the PSF plans to reserve a certain number of
>> slots set aside specifically for core projects.  Given the increase in
>> interest in the summer of code, the PSF may not have many slots for
>> scientific python.
>
> As a side note, W. Stein just mentioned he has applied for SAGE to be
> a sponsor organization.  If SAGE is accepted, at least there will be
> some guaranteed funding for python-related scientific projects through
> that.  I still think it would be probably a good idea for Scipy to
> play as well, because I'm afraid that otherwise we'll be elbowed out
> from the PSF tent.
>
> Since we can't wait to know what the situation will be (the
> applications for sponsor organizations are due very soon, since
> they'll reply with final results on the 14th).
>
> I should mention that ipython /may/ be able to squeeze in under the
> PSF, given how (despite being hosted at scipy.org), it's a project
> with a wide enough audience that we may be able to get a PSF slot.
> But I doubt that 3 or 4 scipy projects would be available.
>
> Obviously for this to work there would need to be:
>
> 1. Interest from the scipy core team
> 2. Sufficient mentors for various possible projects.
>
It looks like neither scipy or SAGE are lister on the list of possible 
projects for this year. Does that mean there is no Summer of Code 
related to numpy/scipy this year ?

cheers,

David


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