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

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Sun May 14 17:56:35 EDT 2017

On Sat, May 13, 2017 at 11:45 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.

Excellent news. Do you have any sort of timeline in mind?

It will be interesting to see what changes this leads to, both in the code
and in the project sociology.

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