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GCI 2011 Mentors
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Here is a list of some of the mentors for Google Code-In. The preferred communication is through our mailing list or IRC channel (#sympy on freenode). Specific mentors may be busy at various time throughout the program, so the best way is to contact the entire community. This is also more aligned with the way that open source development works.
GitHub account: https://github.com/asmeurer
IRC Nick: asmeurer
Bio: Aaron Meurer is a bachelors student studying mathematics at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico. He started working with SymPy under Google Summer of Code in 2009, and in 2011, he became the lead developer of SymPy.
GitHub account: https://github.com/certik
IRC Nick: ondrej
Bio: Ondřej is a PhD student at University of Nevada, Reno. He started SymPy in 2006, and passed the leadership to Aaron in 2011. He is still involved with SymPy, helping with Google Summer of Code and other administrative tasks. His research is in atomic structure calculations and he uses Python and SymPy almost daily. Besides that, his research is done mainly in (modern) Fortran and C/C++.
GitHub account: https://github.com/mattpap
IRC Nick: mattpap
Bio: Mateusz Paprocki is a software developer and a computer scientist. He obtained masters degree in computer science and engineering in 2010 from Technical University of Wrocław in Poland. Mateusz has been working on SymPy since 2007. His main areas of expertise are polynomials and simplification of expressions. In 2007 he was a Google Summer of Code student working on implementation of recurrence solving and symbolic summation algorithms. He was also a Google Summer of Code mentor in 2009, 2010, 2011, and participated as mentor in Google Highly Open Participation Contest in 2008. Mateusz has been a participant and a speaker of several Python scientific conferences and events (SciPy, EuroSciPy, Py4Science, ...).
GitHub : https://github.com/hector1618
Email : email@example.com
Bio : Hector (Prafullkumar P. Tale) is a final year student of 5-year Integrated M.Sc. program in Applied Mathematics at IIT Roorkee, India. He is open source enthusiast and works in scientific computing. He is one of the authors of SymPy since April 2011.
GitHub account: https://github.com/saptman
Bio: Saptman is a graduate of IIT Kharagpur where he completed his 5-year Integrated M.Sc. program in Mathematics and Computing. He does a lot of numerical computing in Fortran using FEATFLOW for food and hacks on SymPy for fun. He was a participant in GSoC 2011 and was responsible for the creation of the combinatorics module. His area of interests are combinatorics (surprise!), optimization and differential equations.
GitHub account: https://github.com/toolforger
Bio: Jo is a Master of Computer Science, with a few decades of practice in the software industry. He is totally green as a Sympy developer but has several years of experience as a professional software translator, so he will be mentoring translations from English to German.
GitHub account: https://github.com/krastanov
Bio: Stefan is a MSc physics student at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. He has some minor contributions to the codebase concerning the physics module and plotting, but he is still new to the project. He will be mentoring mainly the translations to Bulgarian (if any), documentation tasks and maybe translations to French.
GitHub account: https://github.com/vperic
Email: vlada.peric AT gmail
IRC Nick: vperic
Bio: Vladimir is a Bc student of Open Informatics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. He worked on making SymPy Python 3 compatible, as part of GSoC 2011. He is interested in the infrastructure surrounding the project, particularly the testing framework, and in outreach and popularizing SymPy. He will also mentor translations to Serbian.
GitHub account: https://github.com/mrocklin
Bio: Matthew is a PhD student at the University of Chicago. He is interested in scientific computing, particularly simulating systems that contain uncertainty like weather forecasting. In SymPy he is engaged in the statistics, sets, and linear algebra modules.
GitHub account: https://github.com/smichr
IRC Nick: smichr
Bio: Chris is interested in solving and simplifying equations but has been involved with many of SymPy's modules.
GitHub account: https://github.com/goodok
IRC Nick: goodok
Bio: Alexey, was born in 1976, is interested in the theory of solitons, and related mathematical topics. In SymPy project since spring 2011.