Work with Google and earn some cash while helping IPython
Google's Summer of
Code program offers $4500 to students who successfully complete a
contribution to an
OpenSource project, and the Python Software Foundation is one of the
participating organizations. All currently proposed Python
projects for the Summer of Code are listed here.
I've added one such project to work on IPython, whose abstract follows:
This project aims to develop a file format and interactive support
for documents which can combine Python code with rich text and embedded
graphics. The initial requirements only aim at being able to edit such
documents with a normal programming editor, with final rendering to PDF
or HTML being done by calling an external program (to be written by the
The editing component would have to be integrated with IPython http://ipython.scipy.org, so that while
not rendered in final hardcopy format, the notebooks can still be used
in a truly interactive fashion.
Applying to the Summer of Code
Google provides a a participant
FAQ for you, and you can apply today.
If you are interested and can meet the qualification terms, please
download this pdf document with more
details, which you can use as part of your application materials.
If you decide to apply, don't forget
to indicate that I (Fernando Perez, IPython lead) am willing to mentor
you during the project.
to IPython's homepage.