Google Summer of Code sun imageMeet the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2018 students working on NumFOCUS projects!

This is the second in a series of blogs to introduce our GSoC students to the community. Learn more about the GSoC program and our first group of students in the first blog post.

In this second post, we’re pleased to introduce students working on the following NumFOCUS Affiliated Projects:

Conda Forge, Data Retriever, Gensim, and MDAnalysis

Pranita Sharma

Data Retriever

Synchronize R API with the Python Data Retriever API and improve usability of R package

Link to Project Description

Link to Project Blog

College/University: North Carolina State University

Major/Concentration: Computer Science 

Degree Program: Masters

Hometown: Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

How many times have you participated in Google Summer of Code? This is my first time participating in GSoC

What motivated you to apply for GSoC with NumFOCUS?

Involvement with Open Source Community

Why did you choose your specific project topic?

I chose R API of Data Retriever because I can relate to the problems it solves for data analysts, as I have faced them myself during the tenure of my job.

How did you get involved in open source software?

It is my first time contributing to open source.

What are you expecting