GSoC cometh! 

I hope committers  will consider mentoring again  this year.  Because of summer vacations and such it worked well last year I think for Tiago and I to team up. He was primary mentor and I was his backup.    We will probably do the same this year.  I highly recommend teaming up if you are time constrained or have vacations planned.

Kathey



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Google Summer of Code 2012 upcoming
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2012 18:01:07 +0100
From: Ulrich Stärk <uli@apache.org>
Reply-To: private@community.apache.org
To: pmcs@apache.org
CC: dev@community.apache.org


Hello PMCs,

Google Summer of Code is the ideal opportunity for you to attract new
contributors to your projects.

If you want to participate with your project you NOW need to

- understand what it means to be a mentor [1]
- propose your project ideas. Just label your issues with gsoc2012 in JIRA and
  they will show up at [2]. See also [1].
- subscribe to code-awards@apache.org (restricted to potential mentors, meant to be used
  as a private list - general discussions on the public
  dev@community.apache.org list as much as possible please)

The ASF will apply as a participating organization with GSoC, your project
doesn't need to do that. See [3] for more information. Note that the ASF isn't
accepted yet, nevertheless you *really* should start recording your ideas now.

Last year we had 38 students completing GSoC successfully, some of which are
now active contributors to the projects they worked on. Let's make this a
success again this year!

On behalf of the GSoC 2012 admins,

Uli

[1] http://community.apache.org/guide-to-being-a-mentor.html
[2] http://s.apache.org/gsoc2012tasks
[3] http://community.apache.org/gsoc.html