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- Subject: Google Summer of Code 2009
- From: "Matthew M. Burke" <matthew@...>
- Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 17:55:59 -0500
Google has announced that they will run the Summer of Code program again
this summer (2009). Details can be found at
http://code.google.com/soc/2008/. In a nutshell: university students
from around the world will submit proposals to develop software for one
of a number of open source software projects. The various oss projects
provide the mentoring and Google provides cash stipends to the students
(there is also a small payment per mentor).
Last year the Lua community applied to be one of the mentoring
organizations. Although not accepted, there were a number of student
projects for various mentoring organizations that used Lua.
Specific dates have not been decided, but we're looking at roughly
beginning of March for submitting an application to be a mentoring
organization. Last year, Jim Whitehead guided the process of submitting
the application. Due to prior commitments, Jim is not able to organize
things this year. I'm willing to do so (or would be quite happy for
somebody else to volunteer!).
If you are interested (and no commitment needed now), the two important
things to work on now are to
1. Develop a list of possible projects. Mentoring organizations propose
various projects for students to work on, although students are allowed
(and depending on the mentoring organization encouraged) to propose
their own ideas.
Last year's ideas pages can be found at
http://lua-users.org/wiki/GoogleSummerOfCodeIdeas. Feel free to add and
2. Begin working on our application to be a mentoring organization. A
working draft from last year is at
will most likely be a fair amount of overlap between the questions on
last year's application and this year's.