[Numpy-discussion] Outreachy internship

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 01:59:34 EST 2019

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 10:19 PM Stefan van der Walt <stefanv at berkeley.edu>

> Hi everyone,
> The team at BIDS would like to take on an intern from Outreachy
> (https://www.outreachy.org), as part of our effort to grow the NumPy
> developer community.
> The internship is similar to a GSoC, except that we will pay their
> salary, as well as do the mentoring.  We wanted to check in beforehand
> to ensure that everyone is comfortable with us doing this on behalf of
> the NumPy community.
> Your thoughts and recommendations are welcome!

Sounds like a great idea to me!

Unlike for GSoC, you can look for a good candidate first and see what their
interests are - could work better, GSoC like ideas have proven to be pretty
hard to come by for NumPy. And arguably tackling different smaller tasks
could be more educational.

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