Fwd: Google Summer of Code 2010 is On......

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Jason Kridner

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Feb 3, 2010, 10:04:17 PM2/3/10
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Anyone interested in trying to coordinate BeagleBoard.org entries in
the Google Summer of Code 2010?

According to the message forwarded below [11], the application period
starts March 8th. We have our collection of ideas from last year [4]
and several sponsored projects [5]. I'm sure TI would cough up boards
for any successful entries. Philip (Crofton on IRC) completed the
application [6] and gathered feedback from the Google team last year
[9]:

lh -> Crofton|work: ideas list needs beefing up, not much description
for a bunch of these, needs links to further documentation
Crofton|work -> lh: anything else?
lh -> Crofton|work: seemed a bit niche to us as well, but that
shouldn't stop you from reapplying.
Crofton|work -> lh: I was worried we were a bit broad :)
Crofton|work -> lh: thanks
jkridner|work -> lh: is project visibility, concept, participation
good if ideas list was more fleshed out?
lh -> jkridner|work: that's tougher. we don't have unlimited funds, so
it's hard to say. we have accepted niche projects before for various
reasons, i can't say for sure right now, brain is kinda toast. can we
take up later this week please?
jkridner|work -> lh: thats fine. thanks for this feedback and we'll
look for more when you are fresher. :)
lh-> jkridner|work: awesome, thank you.

An example of the git GSoC entries [10] was given as a model to
follow. I'm not aware of any additional follow-up done with the
Google team, but I think we have a direction to go for this year's
application. I'm also pretty sure I can dig up some TI sponsors for
support.

Any takers? Philip?

[4] http://elinux.org/BeagleBoard/Ideas-2009
[5] http://elinux.org/BeagleBoard/contest
[6] http://elinux.org/BeagleBoard/GSoC/Application
[7] http://rkirti.wordpress.com/2009/08/16/gsoc-2009-winding-up/
[8] http://www.valeriovalerio.org/?p=257
[9] http://ibot.rikers.org/%23gsoc/20090318.html.gz
[10] http://git.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/SoC2009Ideas
[11] http://groups.google.com/group/google-summer-of-code-discuss/browse_thread/thread/d839c0b02ac15b3f

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: LH <lho...@gmail.com>
Date: Jan 26, 6:09 pm
Subject: Google Summer of Code 2010 is On......
To: Google Summer of Code Discuss


Hello everyone,

Many of you were wondering if Google Summer of Code 2010 is on for
2010 and the answer is yes! We will begin accepting application from
would-be mentoring organizations beginning March 8th at approximately
19:00 UTC, with applications closing on March 12th at 23:00 UTC.
Students can apply between 19:00 UTC on March 29th to 19:00 UTC on
April 9th.

We will be updating the program website [0], including the FAQs [1],
over the next few days. Not much is going to change except the
timeline, though there are a few FAQs that will be added. If you have
any questions in the interim please do send them to the list. Please
note that questions about which project you should select, etc., will
likely be responded to with "depends on your skill set," so please
take the time to do some research [2] about which project is right for
you.

While mentoring organizations for 2010 will be announced until March
18th, a great number of the projects that have participated in the
past [3] will return once again in 2010. Of course, that's not a
guarantee and we cannot accept every great project that applies. But
if you want to get a jump start on your participation in GSoC 2010,
considering lurking in the IRC channel of a past participating project
and seeing what useful things you can learn about their code base and
community. Check out project forums to see if it's a place you'd like
to spend your time.

I'll be sending a follow up message in a few minutes about what to
expect in the next few days/weeks and how you can help Google Summer
of Code 2010.

Google Summer of Code 2010 is on! Celebrate!

[0] -http://socghop.appspot.com

[1] -http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/
gsoc2009...

[2] -http://delicious.com/gsoc2009

[3] -http://socghop.appspot.com/gsoc/program/accepted_orgs/google/
gsoc2009

Cheers,
LH

--
Leslie Hawthorn
Program Manager - Open Source
Google Inc.

http://code.google.com/opensource/

I blog here:

http://google-opensource.blogspot.com-http://www.hawthornlandings.org

Philip Balister

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Feb 3, 2010, 10:18:28 PM2/3/10
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On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 10:04 PM, Jason Kridner <jkri...@beagleboard.org> wrote:
> Anyone interested in trying to coordinate BeagleBoard.org entries in
> the Google Summer of Code 2010?

I'm going to be swamped between now and then.

The keys for this are focus on code and I would also highlight
successful community mentoring efforts to date. I know that some
community members have helped produce good results with students. The
GSoC will receive far more applications than they can accept. I
believe the keys to getting into the program will be an excellent idea
list and showing the community is in place to provide support.

Philip

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