[Numpy-discussion] numpy grant update

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 02:11:49 EDT 2017


On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:02 AM, Charles R Harris <
charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> 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.
>

Thanks Nathaniel. I'm looking forward to all of those people getting
involved. Hiring always takes longer than you want, but next year the pace
of development promises to pick up significantly:)

Ralf



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