[IPython-dev] Google Summer of Code

Aaron Meurer asmeurer at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 18:49:25 EST 2012

You might consider just working under the umbrella of the Python
Software Organization (assuming of course that they are accepted).
That's basically all they do is serve as umbrella for projects, except
for maybe a handful of core Python projects.  I'm sure they won't mind
if you put stringent restrictions on who you accept.

Aaron Meurer

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:40 AM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If we're interested in participating in Google Summer of Code this
>> year, we need to be thinking about it. We have a list of projects
>> people can have a go at here:
>> http://wiki.ipython.org/Potential_projects
>> In particular, I think these projects might be suitable:
>> - A curses/urwid frontend, perhaps using code from bpython.
>> - Flexible readline replacement (though I think we'd need to have a
>> clearer idea ourselves of how this would work first).
>> I imagine there are also things that could be done with the notebook.
>> **9th March** is the deadline for organisations to apply.
> The real question is: how much *mentor* bandwidth do we have?  I'm
> unfortunately out of the loop, unless the mentee were to be already
> someone very plugged into our development process, because I'm already
> maxed out on ipython work for this summer.  The DoD grant on
> parallel/notebook integration will consume my available bandwidth this
> summer, and whatever's left is not enough for the kind of dedicated
> mentoring expected of the GSoC program.
> So of the potential mentors, who is available and interested in
> mentoring a student?  It's also important to note that I would want
> any student coming in to have already proven to some extent their
> ability to contribute actively to the codebase in its current state.
> We're simply too small a team right now to do 'from scratch' mentoring
> at this point.
> As the codebase gets cleaner, I hope well be able (perhaps for next
> year) to have a much easier 'on-ramp' for the project with
> well-isolated tasks for beginners to get moving.  But we're not there
> yet: the code is *much* cleaner and more modular than before, but it's
> still a relatively complex project to jump into right now.
> I do think that creating those 'easy on-ramps' is both feasible and
> important, we just haven't done it, and it won't happen in the next 9
> days for sure.
> Cheers
> f
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