Hey, I am Sharan RY, a sophomore majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science at BITS Pilani, India. I recently came across PyMC3. I was going through the wish-list and found some of the projects really interesting. Especially the one exploring alternative computational back-ends as I am familiar with TensorFlow and have ventured into PyTorch. I am trying familiarize myself with PyMC3 so I can make some meaningful contribution to this project.
Have there been any new developments related to alternative backend? I am asking this because I found discussions regarding PyMC4 backend.
Is this a potential project for GSoC 2018?
Any advice as to how to go about this will be very helpful.