[IPython-dev] Some excellent news for IPython: we've received stable funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

David Warde-Farley d.warde.farley at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 22:25:03 EST 2012

Utterly fantastic news! Congratulations to everyone, and I look
forward to watching the magic unfold (and pitching in where I can).

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> we wanted to give you all some absolutely fantastic news regarding
> IPython that we just received...  This also partly explains my silence
> during much of this semester, as I was focused on looking for
> long-term funding for IPython.
> We are proud to announce that we've received funding from the Alfred
> P. Sloan foundation (http://sloan.org) that will support IPython
> development for the next two years.  Thanks to this $1.15M grant,
> Brian Granger and I will be working roughly 3/4 of our time on
> IPython, Min Ragan-Kelley will be our lead project engineer, and Paul
> Ivanov and Thomas Kluyver will be working as postdocs on the project.
> Furthermore,  Matthew Brett and JB Poline of Nipy fame will be working
> part-time on the development of notebooks for applied statistics in
> collaboration with Jonathan Taylor from Stanford (these materials will
> be used by Jonathan in the teaching of his applied stats course, the
> STAT 191 course - http://www.stanford.edu/class/stats191).  While
> Brian is at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo,  the rest of our team will be
> located at Berkeley (with frequent visits to Stanford for the
> statistics work with Jonathan).
> This will also give us resources to support two annual all-hands
> development sprints at Berkeley where I hope all our core developers
> will be able to attend, as well as funding for cloud resources so that
> we can provide paid support for our CI hosting and nbviewer beyond
> what the free plans allow (and further services that may arise over
> time).
> We'd like to particularly thank Josh Greenberg, our program director
> at the Sloan foundation, for the phenomenal guidance and support he
> provided during the grant proposal preparation and detailed review
> process.
> Needless to say, we are extremely excited about these news.  We'll
> have more announcements to make over the next few weeks, but now I
> need to get a lot of administrative wheels in motion quickly, as the
> funding officially starts Jan 1, 2013!
> All the best,
> f
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