[erlang-questions] Google Summer of Code 2008

Geoff Cant <>
Fri Feb 29 01:39:38 CET 2008


Hi all, it looks like Google's Summer of Code program
(http://code.google.com/soc/2008/faqs.html) is gearing up for
2008. 

This could be a great opportunity to get some projects to move from "We
really should get round to that... one day soon" into the hands of
students we can hook on Erlang.

To make this happen we'd need to:
 * Apply as an organisation (requires an administrator, answering a
   whole bunch of questions etc)
 * Find a reasonable number of mentors - say at least two per project
   and preferably with spares left over for when people inevitably get
   bogged down in their real-life/job.
 * Organise a list of project ideas that we'd like students to work
   on. Maybe a simple unicode library, web framework improvements for
   iserve/inets/mochiweb/yaws/..., generalised framework for widefinder
   like problems (parsing huge data sources, parallel processing, result
   accumulation), long term system statistics library (rrdtool
   integration, code instrumentation macros, ...). Another easy source
   of project ideas is that the Erlang GSoC organisation acts as an
   umbrella for students to work on existing projects (mochiweb,
   erlware, erlhive, anything from
   http://code.google.com/search/#q=erlang etc.)
 * Maybe organise a mailing list of some description for students /
   mentors and other interested people to hang out on.
 * Maybe organise a website for posting progress updates

So - who's interested? Who's volunteering?

Let's get some libraries written (for us :)
-- 
Geoff




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