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From Giles Sirett <>
Subject FW: Google Summer of Code 2017 is coming
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2017 08:51:49 GMT
See below - Google Summer of code 2017 isn't far away.
Previously, we've had a number of project committers who have come to us through a GSOC project

Become a mentor isn't something to be taken lightly but I would encourage as many of our community
as possible to consider it - it will hopefully help wth the next generation of people excited
to work on cloudstack

Kind Regards
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-----Original Message-----
From: Ulrich Stärk [] 
Sent: 03 February 2017 19:51
Subject: Google Summer of Code 2017 is coming

Hello PMCs (incubator Mentors, please forward this email to your podlings),

Google Summer of Code [1] is a program sponsored by Google allowing students to spend their
summer working on open source software. Students will receive stipends for developing open
source software full-time for three months. Projects will provide mentoring and project ideas,
and in return have the chance to get new code developed and - most importantly - to identify
and bring in new committers.

The ASF will apply as a participating organization meaning individual projects don't have
to apply separately.

If you want to participate with your project we ask you to do the following things as soon
as possible but by no later than 2017-02-09:

1. understand what it means to be a mentor [2].

2. record your project ideas.

Just create issues in JIRA, label them with gsoc2017, and they will show up at [3]. Please
be as specific as possible when describing your idea. Include the programming language, the
tools and skills required, but try not to scare potential students away. They are supposed
to learn what's required before the program starts.

Use labels, e.g. for the programming language (java, c, c++, erlang, python, brainfuck, ...)
or technology area (cloud, xml, web, foo, bar, ...) and record them at [5].

Please use the COMDEV JIRA project for recording your ideas if your project doesn't use JIRA
httpd, ooo). Contact if you need assistance.

[4] contains some additional information (will be updated for 2017 shortly).

3. subscribe to; restricted to potential mentors, meant to be
used as a private list - general discussions on the public list as
much as possible please). Use a recognized address when subscribing ( or one of
your alias addresses on record).

Note that the ASF isn't accepted as a participating organization yet, nevertheless you *have
to* start recording your ideas now or we will not get accepted.

Over the years we were able to complete hundreds of projects successfully. Some of our prior
students are active contributors now! Let's make this year a success again!



P.S.: Except for the private parts (label spreadsheet mostly), this email is free to be shared
publicly if you want to.


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