idea for a matplotlib figure contest (in memoriam John Hunter)

Hi all,

Shocked by news of John Hunter's untimely severe health problems and now death, I have been thinking about what we could do as a community to 1) fuel matplotlib to further heights and 2) give everyone, but especially John's family, some appreciation for how wide, and ongoing, his impact is. To those ends, I envision an MPL figure contest.

I have a lot of ideas about the shape such a contest could take (it could be an annual event, have multiple categories, have corporate sponsored prizes, and so on). Ultimately, however, I simply don't have the time to organize the contest myself. I do see this as an ideal project for someone who wants to contribute to the MPL community without necessarily requiring in-depth technical skills. Consequently, I'm floating this idea here, and I hope someone in the community can run with it. You would certainly have figure submissions from my lab!

Best regards,
Andrew

What a great idea! Perhaps we could arrange judging at the annual SciPy conference (or similar) with printouts of all the submissions.
This would be a great opportunity for everybody in the community to see the broad and diverse usage of matplotlib globally, and an even greater opportunity to reflect on the amazing work that John did on bringing this fantastic community together.

Regards,

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On 30 August 2012 08:58, Andrew Straw <strawman@…36…> wrote:

Hi all,

Shocked by news of John Hunter’s untimely severe health problems and now

death, I have been thinking about what we could do as a community to 1)

fuel matplotlib to further heights and 2) give everyone, but especially

John’s family, some appreciation for how wide, and ongoing, his impact

is. To those ends, I envision an MPL figure contest.

I have a lot of ideas about the shape such a contest could take (it

could be an annual event, have multiple categories, have corporate

sponsored prizes, and so on). Ultimately, however, I simply don’t have

the time to organize the contest myself. I do see this as an ideal

project for someone who wants to contribute to the MPL community without

necessarily requiring in-depth technical skills. Consequently, I’m

floating this idea here, and I hope someone in the community can run

with it. You would certainly have figure submissions from my lab!

Best regards,

Andrew


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Yes, this is a great idea, and I think SciPy is a great forum for it. I'll coordinate with next year's organizers and see if we can't add this as a new category along with the paper submissions.

Mike

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On 08/30/2012 04:58 AM, Phil Elson wrote:

What a great idea! Perhaps we could arrange judging at the annual SciPy conference (or similar) with printouts of all the submissions.
This would be a great opportunity for everybody in the community to see the broad and diverse usage of matplotlib globally, and an even greater opportunity to reflect on the amazing work that John did on bringing this fantastic community together.

Regards,

On 30 August 2012 08:58, Andrew Straw <strawman@…36… > <mailto:strawman@…36…>> wrote:

    Hi all,

    Shocked by news of John Hunter's untimely severe health problems
    and now
    death, I have been thinking about what we could do as a community
    to 1)
    fuel matplotlib to further heights and 2) give everyone, but
    especially
    John's family, some appreciation for how wide, and ongoing, his impact
    is. To those ends, I envision an MPL figure contest.

    I have a lot of ideas about the shape such a contest could take (it
    could be an annual event, have multiple categories, have corporate
    sponsored prizes, and so on). Ultimately, however, I simply don't have
    the time to organize the contest myself. I do see this as an ideal
    project for someone who wants to contribute to the MPL community
    without
    necessarily requiring in-depth technical skills. Consequently, I'm
    floating this idea here, and I hope someone in the community can run
    with it. You would certainly have figure submissions from my lab!

    Best regards,
    Andrew

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