Save the date: 15-19 March, MNE-Python code sprint

SAVE THE DATE: The next MNE-Python Code Sprint will take place 2021-03-15T05:00:00Z → 2021-03-19T05:00:00Z, 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 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.


Applications are now open for the 2021 MNE-Python New Developers Code Sprint! Unlike past MNE-Python code sprints, this will be a more structured mentoring experience focused on bring new contributors up to speed on git, GitHub, and the MNE-Python contribution process. Participants will be expected to attend the sprint for at least 6 hours/day for all 5 days. Thanks to a generous grant from CZI, there are stipends available for successful applicants, with priority given to participants from populations that are underrepresented in academic neuroscience.

The application form can be found here: Applications will close Monday 01 March 2021 at 17:00 UTC. Please note that the application requires that you have successfully set up an MNE-Python development environment, following the process described in our online documentation (links are provided on the first page of the application form). Consequently, applicants should allow plenty of time before the deadline for any necessary troubleshooting.