Announce Sloan foundation grant #15

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@takluyver
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Draft announcement for the grant

@fperez

did you see the gdoc we shared with you that had a bit more text?

Owner

I did, thanks. Do you want me to include more of that info here? I had deliberately made quite a brief summary.

I think it would be great to have your short summary here link to a new page sloan-grant that has the longer info. Later I'll add the full grant proposal and other info there too...

@ellisonbg
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I would like us to put in the full text of that google doc somewhere...

@ellisonbg ellisonbg commented on an outdated diff Dec 12, 2012
@@ -53,6 +53,12 @@ supports Python 2.5, and can be used with Python 2.4.
Announcements
=============
+- **Sloan Foundation grant**: IPython has been awarded a $1.15 million grant
+ from `the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation <http://www.sloan.org/>`_. This will
+ support several core developers, focussing on building the IPython Notebook
@ellisonbg
ellisonbg Dec 12, 2012 Member

focussing -> focusing

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ellisonbg Dec 12, 2012 Member

we should use a parallel verb tense here: support....and enable the project to build the ....

@ellisonbg ellisonbg commented on an outdated diff Dec 12, 2012
@@ -53,6 +53,12 @@ supports Python 2.5, and can be used with Python 2.4.
Announcements
=============
+- **Sloan Foundation grant**: IPython has been awarded a $1.15 million grant
+ from `the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation <http://www.sloan.org/>`_. This will
+ support several core developers, focussing on building the IPython Notebook
+ into a tool for open, collaborative, reproducible scientific computing. We'll
+ also be bringing developers together for two sprints in California.
@ellisonbg
ellisonbg Dec 12, 2012 Member

each year...

@takluyver
Member

Thanks, I've improved it based on those comments. I'm going to bed now, so do polish and upload this without waiting for me.

@pbowyer

Might I suggest "allowing them to focus", as it emphasises the importance of the money received

@pbowyer

Above it's more clearly worded as "Two development sprints each year" - "two development sprints annually" isn't clear either... suggest using the same wording again.

@fperez fperez merged commit 4212a46 into ipython:master Dec 13, 2012
@fperez
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fperez commented Dec 13, 2012

Merged, I'll make minor wording adjustments suggested by @pbowyer. Thanks everyone!!

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