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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Preparing for potential Google Summer of Code
Date Thu, 06 Apr 2006 23:33:36 GMT
For your background information and to give you some ideas, here is the 
link to last year's summer of code

http://code.google.com/summerofcode.html

David W. Van Couvering wrote:
> Hi, all.  It is possible that Google will want to do another Summer of 
> Code this year.  Google pays students to join open source communities as 
> interns for the summer.  While Google uses this as an opportunity to 
> identify the best and brightest up-and-coming coders, it is also a 
> useful opportunity for open source projects to get issues addressed, new 
> avenues explored and bugs fixed - and potentially to recruit new 
> community members and gain a raised public profile.
> 
> It would be great if Apache Derby could participate in this.  To do this 
> we need to be ready with an answer to the question "what would one or 
> more students do if they joined Derby for three months?"
> 
> It's important to be prepared.  With the Summer of Code site opens up, 
> we need to register our community, identify a contact point for the 
> project and mentors for the students and a list of potential projects. 
> Last summer there were only about 48 hours to respond from the 
> announcement before the program was fully subscribed.
> 
> What I'd like to suggest is the following:
> 
> - Who would like to be the contact point?  I am thinking Jean Anderson, 
> as our community liason extraordinaire.
> 
> - Put together a Wiki page with potential projects and mentors for each 
> project.  It would be great to have this regardless, as a way to 
> encourage participation.
> 
> If this sounds good, I can start the Wiki page, and then anyone who has 
> an idea for a project and/or is willing to mentor can update that page.
> 
> David

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