Python Software Foundation Grant for Python Miro Community

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

A couple of weeks ago at Carl's urging, I applied for a grant from the Python Software Foundation. This would cover Miro Community service costs for the next year as well as work on a series of improvements to the site. Things like:

  • Universal Subtitles support

  • using transcriptions in the search corpus for videos

  • implementing an API in Miro Community allowing for automated data validation

I talked about all this at length in my call for funding.

I'm very pleased to announce that the PSF has awarded me a grant. I know how selective they are in their grant approval and I really appreciate this. It helps me a ton and I will work hard to make it money well spent.

I'll be at PyCon 2011.. I hope to spend some time with Carl, Asheesh and others working on Miro Community. I'm also hoping to talk with people who've used the site and what kinds of things we can make better going forward. If you see me, feel free to say, "Hi!"

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