The scikit-learn got 3 students accepted for the Google summer of code.
Imanuel Bayer will work on making our sparse linear models, for regression and classification, faster. His proposal Optimizing sparse linear models using coordinate descent and strong rules.
David Marek will implement multi-layer perceptrons for the scikit. His proposal: Multilayer Perceptron
Vlad Niculae will work on speeding [...]