[Mne_analysis] [ANN] Save the date: MNE-Python Code Sprint

Dan McCloy dan at mccloy.info
Mon Feb 8 18:01:40 EST 2021
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SAVE THE DATE: The next MNE-Python Code Sprint will take place Mon-Fri, 15-19 March 2021, using the online platform Discord (the same place we've been holding "office hours"). We are focusing this code sprint on the training of new contributors, and thanks to a generous grant from CZI, there will be stipends available for participants, with priority given to members of populations that are underrepresented in academic neuroscience.  Several core devs and experienced contributors will act as mentors, working all week with new contributors to get them up to speed on git, GitHub, and the entire MNE-Python contribution process.

Because of our decision to organize this sprint as a structured training event rather than the usual pair-programming free-for-all, it will be necessary to limit attendance (to make sure there are enough mentors available to guide all the new contributors).  Details on the application process will follow soon.  Experienced contributors who are interested in serving as mentors during the sprint should contact me (dan at mccloy.info) as soon as possible to discuss availability.

In addition to the structured training, we plan to have a "drop-in" room in Discord where experienced devs not serving as mentors can gather for some unsupervised pair programming, with the understanding that many of the core devs will be unavailable for questions/code review due to mentoring responsibilities.

As mentioned above, stay tuned for detailed application instructions soon. For any other questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

-- dan
Daniel McCloy
Research Scientist
Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences
University of Washington

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