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

Marten van Kerkwijk m.h.vankerkwijk at gmail.com
Sun May 21 14:27:52 EDT 2017


Hi All,

First, it will be great to have more people developing! On avoiding
potential conflicts: I'm not overly worried, in part because of my
experience with astropy (for which NASA support developers at STScI
and CXC). One possible solution for trying to avoid them would be to
adapt the typical academic rule for conflicts of interests to PRs,
that non-trivial ones cannot be merged by someone who has a conflict
of interest with the author, i.e., it cannot be a superviser, someone
from the same institute, etc.

But probably the larger issue is how to communicate larger ideas about
where to go, ideas which might form "over coffee" at BIDS. We have
NEPs and this mailing list, but neither seem particularly effective,
in part because it simply is hard to take enough time to really think
through the more complicated ideas that would be the whole purpose of
a NEP. I don't know that this has a solution beyond trying to ensure
that one always involves people who should be interested in it.

All the best,

Marten


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