[Numpy-discussion] [numfocus] Growing the contributor base of Numpy

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 15:06:11 EDT 2013

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 6:56 PM, Jonathan Rocher <jrocher at enthought.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> One recurring question is how to grow the contributor base to NumPy and
> provide help and relief to core developers and maintainers.
> One way to do this would be to leverage the upcoming SciPy conference in 2
> ways:
> Provide an intermediate or advanced level tutorial on NumPy focusing on
> teaching the C-API and the architecture of the package to help people
> navigate the source code, and find answers to precise deep questions. I
> think that many users would be interested in being better able to understand
> the underlayers to become powerful users (and contributors if they want to).
> Organize a Numpy sprint to leverage all this freshly graduated students
> apply what they learned to tackle some of the work under the guidance of
> core developers.
> This would be a great occasion to share and grow knowledge that is
> fundamental to our community. And the fact that the underlayers are in C is
> fine IMHO: SciPy is about scientific programming in Python and that is done
> with a lot of C.
> Thoughts? Anyone interested in leading a tutorial (can be a team of people)?
> Anyone willing to coordinate the sprint? Who would be willing to be present
> and help during the sprint?

I would be happy to be part of the team doing it,


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