[Dev] [ANNOUNCEMENT]: 4 students working on the Spatial4j project
I'd like to announce the support of 4 student interns that are supporting Spatial4j. You might see activity from them during the next several months (and hopefully beyond).
The following 3 students are joining via a program called "Open Academy" generously sponsored by Facebook that enables students to work on an open-source project in exchange for college credit. This in turn would not have been possible were it not for Spatial4j joining Eclipse's new LocationTech group. Spatial4j & JTS are participating in Open Academy in a joint way. This program started last week and will proceed through mid-April at a level of effort per student similar to taking a class (e.g. 8 hours/week).
* Daniel Tong: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. He'll start working with JTS (with Martin Davis as mentor) and might possibly support Spatial4j after.
The following student worked as a co-op/intern at MITRE with me from about a month ago continuing thru the end of this week at full-time during the period:
* Evana Gizzi: U-Mass Lowell. She's been working on a generating a polygon from a circle using a geodetic error tolerance, and doing one that circumscribes the original circle instead of inscribes -- https://github.com/spatial4j/spatial4j/issues/57