Sponsoring Software Carpentry 2011
We're happy to announce another sponsored sprint, this time at Software Carpentry in July 2011! Full details aren't yet available, but previous events have been held at Univeristy of Toronto and University of Alberta.
Software Carpentry is about educating scientists and engineers on various software related skills such as version control, databases, testing, and of course, Python. Greg Wilson and company are planning a five-day "train the trainers" workshop at SC and plan to follow it up with a two-day sprint. Some of their goals include contributing to the standard and third-party libraries used during the course, e.g., NumPy and PyGame, along with working up extended examples targeted at their scientific crowd.
If you are hosting a Python sprint and are interested in funding, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.