I'm excited to announce that I have been selected to take part in this year's Google Summer of Code. I will spend a major part of my summer working on the
pattern module, an open–source Python library for natural language processing (NLP), machine learning and network analysis that currently holds 5000+ stars on GitHub.
Over the course of the next months, I will be part of a small team working on exciting projects formed around the Computational Linguistics & Psycholinguistics (CLiPS) group at University of Antwerp in Belgium.
If you happen to be unfamiliar with the program: Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a stipend funded by Google to support university students worldwide in actively contributing to open–source projects. The program is admission based and accepted students spend 12 weeks over the summer, typically during their summer break in the US, working on a specific project for which they have worked out a comprehensive proposal during the application period. They are guided by one or multiple mentors who know the code base and community by heart. The final evaluation will be in August.
To all my fellow students who made it into this year's program: Welcome to the ride!