Google mentors summit 2011 is over. It is hard to believe but we had way more discussions about open science, or open data, open source, and open access than on all machine learning open source software workshops combined. Well, and the number of participants oft the science sessions was unexpectedly high too. One of the interesting suggestions was the science code manifesto suggesting among other things that all code written specifically for a paper must be available to the reviewers and readers of the paper. I think that this can nicely be extended to data too and really should receive wide support!
Besides such high goals the summit was a good occasion to get in touch with core developers of git, opencv, llvm/clang, orange, octave, python... and discuss about concrete collaborations, issues and bugs that the shogun toolbox is triggering. So yes I already fixed some and more to come. Thanks google for sponsoring this - it's been a very nice event.
Do not miss the analysis of all the great features that have been added to Shogun during this GSoC. There you will find detailed information from each of the five projects we are proud of having fulfilled during the summer.