[SciPy-Dev] SciPy Central in GSoC 2013

Surya Kasturi suryak@ieee....
Wed Apr 10 11:56:52 CDT 2013


On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 3:43 PM, Surya Kasturi <suryak@ieee.org> wrote:

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> On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 11:50 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com>wrote:
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>> On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 6:06 AM, Surya Kasturi <suryak@ieee.org> wrote:
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>>> Hi everyone,
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>>> How about SciPy Central on GSoC 2013?
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>>> I was thinking to participate in GSoC this year and thought of
>>> contributing to this project as GSoC student. Firstly, I was luck enough to
>>> find SPC which closely matched my interests. Since, I am already slightly
>>> familiar with the existing code, made some small contributions, I thought
>>> it would be very nice to continue my work as GSoC student during summer.
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>>> Is it possible?
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>> Hi Surya, it's definitely possible I think. And a good idea. Improving
>> SciPy Central meets the requirements for a project set by Google and you've
>> already met the requirement of submitting at least one patch before
>> applying.
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> Thanks
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>  I would encourage you to start working on a proposal, and discuss it on
>> this list. Maybe you've seen this already, but just in case:
>> http://wiki.python.org/moin/SummerOfCode/Application
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>> I have some ideas in mind.
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> 1. Making SPC more dynamic. Lets say, we put the
> current functionality over a Content Management System (Django-CMS). We can
> create new pages, add new content dynamically (on fly), change page layout
> dynamically etc... Simply we can make the site like a extended version of
> blogger/ wordpress but not really a blog!
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> This has been in my mind over long time -- just didn't find opportunity to
> express as I was working on new design and  I was new to the code base and
> couldn't dare to challenge such a big enhancement directly without even
> knowing how existing code is!
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> 2. Commenting system for submissions
> 3. Add points to submissions and reputation for users.
> 4. Improve search
> 5. API, Open Id (sign up), Feeds
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> 6. Looking for other suggestions, ideas etc..even GSoC project proposal as
> a whole.
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> Should I try to come up with a one big idea or some 4-5 small ideas
> (number depends on time frame, complexity etc)? Some of the above ideas are
> simple and don't really require total GSoC time (Open Id, Feeds)
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>> The other thing to do is find a mentor. We have several people that
>> indicated that they'd like to be a mentor this year, maybe one of those
>> people is interested in SPC? Or other people on the list?
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> From the SPC repo, pv and andreas-h were having forked branches. They
> could possibly mentor me if interested! or maybe other people too
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> Cheers,
>> Ralf
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