Dask’s first appearance at GSoC!

Ten weeks passed by in a flash! poof!

During the Community Bonding Period, I had a great time attending the Dask Summit, which, to my surprise, coincided with my time at Dask. I learned a lot about Dask through the presentations and workshops. Aside from the summit, I had weekly…

Time to read some Documentation!

What does Dask mean to me? What does Dask even do? What even is Dask in the first place?

Simply put, Dask is a parallel computing framework that scales the Python ecosystem already in effect. It’s a python library just like numpy, matplotlib, scipy, opencv, cryptography. One just needs to type import dask and voila! You are all set to unleash the magic ✨.


Huzzah! The first half of my GSoC period went smooth! I had lots of fun writing code and seeing my PRs turn purple! I am so lucky to be part of such a cool organization. …

So, here it is. The coding phase begins, and I settle down to work and contribute for reals! Unfortunately, I became ill towards the beginning of my period and had to skip some days. But, happily, my mentors were really helpful, which I much valued. …

Let’s get this party started, shall we? This is the day I’ve been anticipating for quite some time! My Google Summer of Code adventure with Dask begins. I’m really looking forward to learning new things, gaining confidence in my abilities, proving my value to my mentors, and contributing to Dask! Imagine thousands of developers and users counting on a library that I wrote code for!

The first part of Google Summer of Code is dubbed as the Community Bonding Period, and it is during this time that students connect with the organization’s community to bounce ideas off each other, chill with them, and learn more about one other! This was always my favorite portion…

My first ever blog

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill GSoC acceptance narrative. I’ll tell you, it was a combination of being at the right place at the right time, talking to the right people, and doing something… fun.

I was fortunate to be introduced to the Open Source World throughout my secondary school years! For my regular work, I had been using Open Source tools. It all started in 9th grade when I used aircrack-ng to pen-test my WiFi network, and it’s been a…

Freyam Mehta

Student Developer | GSoC @ Dask | Computer Science Fresher at IIIT Hyderabad

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