[Numpy-discussion] Opportunities for a NumPy sprint in Japan

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 05:35:43 EDT 2020

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 7:14 AM David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi chuck,
> Le jeu. 12 mars 2020 à 13:17, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris at gmail.com>
> a écrit :
>> Hi David,
>> On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 8:43 PM David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi there,
>>> My current employer is organizing regular "hack weeks" where engineers
>>> can work on the projects of their choice. My team is using a lot of pydata
>>> tools, including numpy, so contributing to NumPy would be natural. Before I
>>> decide to add NumPy as a project, I want to make sure it does not create
>>> more burden for the maintainers, the goal is to help the project, and for
>>> my team's members to help them contributing to OSS in "proper way".
>>> I would have time to prepare the hack week, making sure we prepare good
>>> PRs, and even use this time to actually review existing PRs myself. While I
>>> have been away from the project for a long time, I should still be able to
>>> review code, help my team building / testing / debugging, etc.
>>> Does that sound useful ?
>>> The first hack week would be held from 23th to 27th March, in Tokyo.
>>> Everybody would be remote because of the coronavirus, so except for time
>>> difference, if it makes sense, people outside of my employer could join.
>> Good to hear from you. We always appreciate help, especially if it comes
>> with some experience :) It would also be helpful if you reviewed the NEPs
>> dealing with dtypes. We don't get as much feedback from users as we would
>> like and if you are using a lot of the open source tools your perspective
>> could be very helpful. Keep us informed, and maybe toss around some ideas
>> for discussion. We have community meetings on zoom every Wednesday at 12:00
>> noon Pacific time, so you may want to drop in if the time works for you.
> So to clarify, I am expecting to have people from my team making most of
> the contributions. In this case, since people are not so familiar w/ the
> internal of NumPy, I was thinking more about bugs / docs / etc. than the
> hard stuff like dtype.

Hey David, great to hear from you! This sounds great. I assume most people
are experienced NumPy users, and/or experienced sw devs? So they could
write longer docs, or tackle bugs that require some digging? Or are you
looking for good-first-issue type things mainly?


> I will try to join the meeting next week though (where are the info to
> join ?),
> David
>> Chuck
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