@henryiii I found out about this through an email sent to PyData meetup members (PyData is under NumFOCUS). This is a fixed-duration campaign, like an NPR pledge break, not an open repository for donations, like Wikipedia.
To be clear, I'm not saying it's good or bad—I'm just a little surprised. It could be an attempt to diversify their funding sources so that it's not all corporate. I just don't know, so I thought of sharing it here, given that we depend strongly on these projects.
Hi all. Tomorrow is the first day of the SciPy 2020 call for proposals: https://twitter.com/SciPyConf/status/1204141195095662594
I will be submitting one for pyhf and I hope that other people will be making submissions for talks and posters as well. It is a highly competitive candidate pool where they annually get hundreds of applications for a few tens of speaking spots (last year there were 168 applications for 60 spots), so I'd encourage everyone applying to take a look at talks from previous years (up on the Enthought YouTube channel) and applications to see what successful talks looked like.
If it is of interest, I have my proposal for a pyhf talk last year up on GitHub. It wasn't accepted for a talk, but it reviewed well enough that it was invited for a poster anyway. The reviewer comments are also included. https://github.com/matthewfeickert/SciPy2019-Proposal/
Follow up to the above
Important Talk & Poster Dates:
(Sorry for the cross-post; but I can't be sure how much overlap there is between Scikit-HEP and PyHEP.)
Less than a week until the deadline for submitting GSoC project ideas !
We are sending this gentle reminder targeting people who are planning to submit a proposal for this year's GSoC, but who did not make yet a pull request in the HSF repository. The deadline is next Tuesday, Feb 4 as announced already few times. We have less than 10 proposals so far, only 5 published and the rest being reviewed; last year we had 54 proposals! Please do not let this submission for the last minute since there is also a review process.
For convenience, here are the instructions (https://hepsoftwarefoundation.org/gsoc/guideline.html) for submitting a proposal. In case you have problems doing this yourself, do not hesitate to send the proposal content (following the format from the guideline) by e-mail to the admin team.