[Numpy-discussion] DARPA funding for Blaze and passing the NumPy torch

Dag Sverre Seljebotn d.s.seljebotn at astro.uio.no
Tue Dec 18 02:06:10 EST 2012

On 12/18/2012 03:10 AM, Jason Grout wrote:
> On 12/16/12 11:07 PM, Travis Oliphant wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> There is a lot happening in my life right now and I am spread quite
>> thin among the various projects that I take an interest in.     In
>> particular, I am thrilled to publicly announce on this list that
>> Continuum Analytics has received DARPA funding (to the tune of at
>> least $3 million) for Blaze, Numba, and Bokeh which we are writing to
>> take NumPy, SciPy, and visualization into the domain of very large
>> data sets.    This is part of the XDATA program, and I will be taking
>> an active role in it.    You can read more about Blaze here:
>> http://blaze.pydata.org.   You can read more about XDATA here:
>> http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/I2O/Programs/XDATA.aspx
> This is awesome.  As with the recent IPython grant, it would be great if
> you guys got some good publicity from this.  For example, I see an
> article up on Hacker News about blaze, but there doesn't seem to be a
> mention of big funding.  Has someone written a press release?  Has
> someone submitted the grant news to Hacker News or Slashdot, where you
> might attract attention and mindshare?

The IPython grant was on HN front page for a day.

Dag Sverre

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