On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 17:14:13 +0530, chaitree baradkar wrote:
(CCd neurofedora mailing list)
I am Chaitree. I have been working in the field of machine learning for 4 years
now and I am interested in computational neuroscience. I came across post
regarding trainee requirement for NeuroFedora project and I am excited to know
if I can contribute too. It looks like excellent opportunity.
Welcome to NeuroFedora! It's lovely to meet you.
However, I have few queries.
1. What are the skills required if I would like to contribute?
None at all. You will be able to learn whatever you need while tinkering
with your tasks. That's how we all learn in FOSS :)
2. Is the Neuroscience background necessary? I have experience in ML
frameworks, and python but don't have background in neuroscience.
No, while it's good to have some domain knowledge, at the moment,
NeuroFedora is very focussed on the software side of things. So, while
you work with Neuroscience tools, you'll have the chance to learn about
them depending on your personal interests.
3. What is the kind of work that will get assigned and how much time
need to spend per week and when?
We're part of the Fedora community, which is a Free/Open Source
Software community. At the moment, NeuroFedora is also very much
focussed on adding neuroscience tools to Fedora/NeuroFedora. So, tasks
would be related to:
- building software from source to supply it to Fedora users: as rpms
and then as containers,
- keeping documentation up to date,
- testing software, learning how to use it,
- outreach/marketing to share information about NeuroFedora, FOSS, and
4. What kind of trainings you will be giving if there will be any?
We don't hold training sessions---not like one may get at an internship.
We help you find a task you are interested in, and we'll help you find
the right resources to learn the skills needed to carry out your tasks.
The complete Fedora/NeuroFedora community will be at your disposal
whenever you want to ask a query.
I hope that helps. Please join any of the communication channels and
keep talking to the team. That'll help you get to know the people and
the project better.
Ankur Sinha "FranciscoD" (He / Him / His) |
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