Let’s get GSoC started!
My project is going to be on general improvement to the pure Julia optimizatio suite collected in Optim.jl. To get a flavor of the project, let me quote the abstract from GSoC’s website:
“The purpose of this GSoC project is to work on a variety of loose ends in, and general improvements to, the optimization package Optim.jl. Optim.jl is written entirely in the Julia Language, and organized under the JuliaOpt o rganization. Improvements are in the form of a unified documentation effort, performance tests, improved algorithms, unit tests, and general bug fixing. At the end of GSoC Optim.jl should be a relatively well-polished, documented, and tested package for optimization in Julia.” - GSoC 2016
To kick off the community bonding period, I’ve written a short introduction at the julia-opt mailing list that you’re welcome to read and respond to.