The Google Summer of Code&trade 2009 is on, and we are proud to once again be a part of it! Thanks to the participation of various individuals in the community, particularly our Google Summer of Code admin Matthew S. Madia and those who volunteered to become mentors, we are excited to be accepted as a mentor organization for this third year in a row. Once again, we are joining many open source projects chosen by Google to take part in this great program.
What is the Google Summer of Code and why does Haiku want to participate?
The Google Summer of Code is a program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. Participation in this program gives Haiku an opportunity to have one or more developers that contribute to our code base for a period of three months. It also can help grow our pool of developers, as it is not uncommon for the participating students to stay with the project after the program is completed. Finally, it raises our visibility in the open source world, something that can have a positive effect in raising the profile of the project.
Current status of the program
The Haiku developers have come up with a list of ideas for students to choose from or to base their proposals on. The candidate students need to start discussing application ideas with Haiku starting on March 18 thru the 23. The application period for students is March 23 to April 4. All student proposals will be matched with a mentor by April 15, and the final list of accepted students and their projects will be announced on April 20 (12 noon US PDT).
Who are the Haiku mentors?
Here is a complete list of all Haiku mentors for Google Summer of Code 2009:
- Alexandre Deckner
- Axel Dörfler
- François Revol
- Jérôme Duval
- Ingo Weinhold
- Oliver Ruiz Dorantes
- René Gollent
- Ryan Leavengood
- Salvatore Benedetto
- Stephan Aßmus
How you can help Haiku in Google Summer of Code
You can help by providing assistance to the students on the mailing list and on the Haiku IRC channel. Making the students feel comfortable with the community is important, as it can help them do a better job at reaching their Google Summer of Code goals, and could also be the key to students staying with the project even after their Google Summer of Code assignment is over.