[Numpy-discussion] UC Berkeley hiring developers to work on NumPy

Chris Barker - NOAA Federal chris.barker at noaa.gov
Sun May 14 17:11:40 EDT 2017

Awesome! This is really great news.

Does this mean is several person-years of funding secured?


> On May 13, 2017, at 10:47 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> As some of you know, I've been working for... quite some time now to
> try to secure funding for NumPy. So I'm excited that I can now
> officially announce that BIDS [1] is planning to hire several folks
> specifically to work on NumPy. These will full time positions at UC
> Berkeley, postdoc or staff, with probably 2 year (initial) contracts,
> and the general goal will be to work on some of the major priorities
> we identified at the last dev meeting: more flexible dtypes, better
> interoperation with other array libraries, paying down technical debt,
> and so forth. Though I'm sure the details will change as we start to
> dig into things and engage with the community.
> More details soon; universities move slowly, so nothing's going to
> happen immediately. But this is definitely happening and I wanted to
> get something out publicly before the conference season starts – so if
> you're someone who might be interested in coming to work with me and
> the other awesome folks at BIDS, then this is a heads-up: drop me a
> line and we can chat! I'll be at PyCon next week if anyone happens to
> be there. And feel free to spread the word.
> -n
> [1] http://bids.berkeley.edu/
> --
> Nathaniel J. Smith -- https://vorpus.org
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