Subject: Google Summer of Code 2009 - we're in!
Date: Thursday 19th March 2009 21:54:00 UTC (over 7 years ago)
We're happy to announce that Debian has been accepted again as one of the mentoring organizations for this year's Google Summer of Code. According to the timeline for this year's program, we will only have a few days to get set up and ready. Student applications will be accepted between the 23rd of March and 4th of April, but we're already being contacted by students interested in working with us. That means that if you want to get involved as a mentor or a student, you don't have very long. We're also still actively looking for more project ideas - what would you like somebody to work on? You don't need to be able to mentor a project to propose it. Both students and mentors will have to register on the new Melange application. Once you've edited your profile, you will have a 'linkid'. Always keep it at hand. We will need it to process registrations and applications to match it with who you are. If you'd like to mentor, you will need to 'apply to become a mentor' and click on Debian in the list of orgs. Also please add yourself to the Debian wiki page and keep in touch with us (see below). Once you've done that, the admins will be able to approve you so you can be added into the official Debian mentors list. Please add any specific ideas that you may have, or if you have nothing specific then list the areas where you think you could mentor a student. Existing Debian developers are preferred as mentors, as that will make things easier on some fronts (e.g. sponsored package uploads, data setup on Debian-hosted machines). But that's not a hard and fast rule. If you're a student hoping to work on Debian this summer in SoC, please get in contact with us (see below) to talk about project ideas, either what we already have listed or your own. It's in everybody's interests to work on applications as much as possible before the deadline closes to improve their chances of acceptance. Ideally we want to encourage new blood to join in and contribute, but we'll be happy to accept high quality applications from anybody that meets Google's eligibility requirements. We can be contacted at: - the debian-soc mailing list - on IRC (irc.debian.org, #debian-soc) - on twitter (DebianGSoC) or identi.ca (debiangsoc) Good luck to all involved; may all your code be merged in squeeze!  http://code.google.com/soc/  http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/program/google/gsoc2009/faqs#timeline  http://socghop.appspot.com/  http://socghop.appspot.com/org/apply_mentor/google/gsoc2009  http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2009  http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/soc-coordination  http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/program/google/gsoc2009/faqs#eligibility -- Obey Arthur Liu <http://www.milliways.fr>