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NumFOCUS Projects at SciPy 2017

SciPy 2017 is a wrap! As you’d expect, we had lots of participation by NumFOCUS sponsored projects. Here’s a collection of links to talks given by our projects:   Tutorials Software Carpentry Scientific Python Course Tutorial by Maxim Belkin (Part 1)...

Meet our GSoC Students Part 2: The Julia Cohort

This is the second in our blog series about the NumFOCUS project Google Summer of Code students. (The first post featured our cohort of 9 students working with SymPy, a Python library for symbolic mathematics.) Meet our Julia GSoC Students     We are excited...

FEniCS Conference 2017 in Review

Jack Hale of FEniCS Project was kind enough to share his summary of the recent 2017 FEniCS conference, for which NumFOCUS provided some travel funds. Read on below! The FEniCS Conference 2017 brought together 82 participants from around the world for a conference on...

Why Is NumPy Only Now Getting Funded?

Recently we announced that NumPy, a foundational package for scientific computing with Python, had received its first-ever grant funding since the start of the project in 2006. Community interest in this announcement was massive, raising our website traffic by over...

Meet our GSoC Students! Part 1: The SymPy Cohort

NumFOCUS is proud to introduce our Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2017 students to the community. Altogether we have 52 students participating! MDAnalysis (1 student) Data Retriever (1 student) Matplotlib (2 students) FEniCS (2 students) PyMC3 (3 students) Gensim (3...

Python in Astronomy 2017

Matt Craig was kind enough to share his summary of the recent Python in Astronomy conference, for which NumFOCUS provided a grant. Read on below! #pyastro17 brought together 54 participants from five continents for a wide-ranging workshop on Python in Astronomy. The...

Welcome Nancy Nguyen, the new NumFOCUS Events Coordinator!

NumFOCUS is pleased to announce Nancy Nguyen has been hired as our new Events Coordinator. Nancy has over five years of event management experience in the non-profit and higher education sectors. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2011 with a BA...