Google Summer of Code (GSoC)
Happy to announce a new [website for HSF GSoC](http://hepsoftwarefoundation.org/gsoc/gsoc2017.html)
Project proposal ideas has started to appear. We welcome you to contribute your projects by following instructions described [here](http://hepsoftwarefoundation.org/gsoc/guideline.html)
Simulation 2017 POW presentation at EP-SFT group meeting took place this week. Slides available [here](https://indico.cern.ch/event/609310/)
Dario re: commonality on DAQ framework - WG has been established. The DAQ WG people leading the activity are FNAL people, Kurt Biery, with help from L. Uplegger and R. Rivera.
San Diego comments: created a SurveyMonkey for feedback, will send it out in next hours
Next steps: Summary of meeting proposals
HEP analysis ecosystem workshop proposal
If we’re going to do it we have to make concrete plans ~now. We agreed that we will do it.
Liz will send out a doodle for dates. On the table are
April 10 mid-week (14 Apr is Good Friday)
April 24 mid-week
May 22 Mon-Wed (Thursday is a CERN holiday)
Where to hold it? Annecy? Lyon? EP-SFT has used a retreat location near Divonne but it only holds 50, too small. We need a volunteer host who will be well engaged in planning the meeting.
Plan B is to have it at CERN if no one steps up to host. We will book a room at CERN as insurance, right away after the doodle.
None this week
Newsletter covering the CWP meeting is in preparation (J. Harvey).