[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 ?



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