[Numpy-discussion] numpy grant update

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 13:02:47 EDT 2017


On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 11:24 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I wanted to give everyone an update on what's going on with the NumPy
> grant [1]. As you may have noticed, things have been moving a bit
> slower than originally hoped -- unfortunately my health is improving
> but has continued to be rocky [2].
>
> Fortunately, I have awesome co-workers, and BIDS has an institutional
> interest/mandate for figuring out how to make these things happen, so
> after thinking it over we've decided to reorganize how we're doing
> things internally and split up the work to let me focus on the core
> technical/community aspects without getting overloaded. Specifically,
> Fernando Pérez and Jonathan Dugan [3] are taking on PI/administration
> duties, Stéfan van der Walt will focus on handling day-to-day
> management of the incoming hires, and Nelle Varoquaux & Jarrod Millman
> will also be joining the team (exact details TBD).
>
> This shouldn't really affect any of you, except that you might see
> some familiar faces with @berkeley.edu emails becoming more engaged.
> I'm still leading the Berkeley effort, and in any case it's still
> ultimately the community and NumPy steering council who will be making
> decisions about the project – this is just some internal details about
> how we're planning to manage our contributions. But in the interest of
> full transparency I figured I'd let you know what's happening.
>
> In other news, the job ad to start the official hiring process has now
> been submitted for HR review, so it should hopefully be up soon --
> depending on how efficient the bureaucracy is. I'll definitely let
> everyone know as soon as its posted.
>
> I'll also be giving a lunch talk at BIDS tomorrow to let folks locally
> know about what's going on, which I think will be recorded – I'll send
> around a link after in case others are interested.
>
> -n
>
> [1] https://mail.python.org/pipermail/numpy-discussion/
> 2017-May/076818.html
> [2] https://vorpus.org/blog/emerging-from-the-underworld/
> [3] https://bids.berkeley.edu/people/jonathan-dugan
>

Thanks for the update.

Chuck
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