[SciPy-Dev] SciPy Central in GSoC 2013

Andreas Hilboll lists@hilboll...
Wed Apr 10 13:28:01 CDT 2013


Am 10.04.2013 18:56, schrieb Surya Kasturi:
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> On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 3:43 PM, Surya Kasturi <suryak@ieee.org
> <mailto:suryak@ieee.org>> wrote:
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>     On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 11:50 AM, Ralf Gommers
>     <ralf.gommers@gmail.com <mailto:ralf.gommers@gmail.com>> wrote:
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>         On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 6:06 AM, Surya Kasturi <suryak@ieee.org
>         <mailto: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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> Any updates? 

Hi Surya,

I forked the SPC repo at some point because I wanted to play around. I
have a good idea of what SPC might look like. However, I'm not really
very much into django, so I'm not sure how suitable I would be as a mentor.

What's a mentor supposed to do? What's his/her role? Requirements?

Cheers, Andreas.



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