[SciPy-User] Google Summer of Code...
Mon Mar 1 16:59:46 CST 2010
On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Robert Kern <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 16:35, <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 5:15 PM, Christopher Barker
>> <Chris.Barker@noaa.gov> wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> Are we going to try to get some sciPy project in GSoC under the Python
>>> umbrella this year? Or might it be worth applying to be a mentoring
>>> Has anyone started thinking about it?
>> I sure hope we do, and one project is stats.
>> Who is organizing gsoc for scipy/numpy?
> You, apparently. Congratulations!
> More seriously, I don't think there is going to be any organization on
> our side, per se. Like every other year, scipy-relevant projects will
> most likely be taken care of by the PSF acting as an umbrella
> organization. People willing to mentor should contact the PSF
> coordinator. By all means, use our mailing lists and Wiki to talk
> about possible projects and connect students to mentors, but it's
> mostly going to be up to the volunteer mentors to work with the PSF
> and your students to get the project proposals submitted and selected.
One thing I would suggest (I'll be able to pitch in in the next few
days) is cleaning up this with the progress made last summer (anything
from 2008?): http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/wiki/SummerOfCode
I would also encourage anyone who has ideas to edit the wiki here to
reflect the current project wishlist (especially if you're willing to
mentor): http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/wiki/SummerofCodeIdeas IMHO,
the more ideas there are, the more chance of grabbing interested and
diverse sets of students provided people are willing to mentor.
Also, should we put a more prominent link to the first page somewhere?
Maybe on the developer page? I'm not even sure how to get there
except through googling. Once this is cleaned up a bit perhaps we
should advertise a little? Just a thought.
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