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From Srikanth Sundarrajan <srik...@hotmail.com>
Subject FW: Google Summer of Code 2016 is coming
Date Mon, 15 Feb 2016 04:50:18 GMT
Would we be interested in participating ? This would be a good way to welcome additional contributors
to the project.

Srikanth Sundarrajan

> From: uli@apache.org
> Subject: Google Summer of Code 2016 is coming
> To: mentors@community.apache.org
> Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:16:52 +0100
> 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
> 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 2016-02-19:
> 1. understand what it means to be a mentor [2].
> 2. record your project ideas.
> Just create issues in JIRA, label them with gsoc2016, 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
> 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 (e.g.
> httpd, ooo). Contact dev@community.apache.org if you need assistance.
> [4] contains some additional information (will be updated for 2016 shortly).
> 3. subscribe to mentors@community.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). Use a recognized address when subscribing (@apache.org 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
> students are active contributors now! Let's make this year a success again!
> Cheers,
> Uli
> P.S.: Except for the private parts (label spreadsheet mostly), this email is free to
be shared
> publicly if you want to.
> [1] https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/
> [2] http://community.apache.org/guide-to-being-a-mentor.html
> [3] http://s.apache.org/gsoc2016ideas
> [4] http://community.apache.org/gsoc.html
> [5] http://s.apache.org/gsoclabels
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