Did you know that, on a rough estimation, only 6% of open source contributors were women?! This is awfully low. The scikit-learn team really cares about improving its diversity, gender being one of our focus, we decided to partner with Women in Machine Learning and Data Science Paris (WiMLDS Paris) to help there. On March 12th, on a Saturday morning, we joined for our sprint at CybelAngel! It’s been a long time since we organized a face-to-face event, especially a sprint!
What is a scikit-learn sprint you may ask? The scikit-learn sprint is a hands-on “hackathon” where we work on issues in the scikit-learn GitHub repository and learn to contribute to open source. This sprint included an introductory and practical workshop about contribution to open source software.