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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Google Summer of Code '12 is On

From: Tom Rondeau
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Google Summer of Code '12 is On
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 09:42:51 -0500

On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 9:06 AM, Michael Dickens <address@hidden> wrote:
Given the discussion at the GNU Radio Conference about GSoC, what do our fearless leaders say about giving it a try this year?  Josh, with all his amazing programming capabilities, can only do so much ;) - MLD

< http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2012/02/google-summer-of-code-2012-is-on.html >

This will be the 8th year for Google Summer of Code, an innovative program dedicated to introducing students from colleges and universities around the world to open source software development. The program offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source projects with the help of mentoring organizations from all around the globe. Over the past seven years Google Summer of Code has had 6,000 students from over 90 countries complete the program. Our goal is to help these students pursue academic challenges over the summer break while they create and release open source code for the benefit of all.

It was discussed on January's conference call. I would definitely like to see something come of it this year. Personally, my summer is already booked with work, so there is no way that I can be a mentor for it, so we are looking for volunteers!

We're also looking for project proposals, if anyone has something fitting for a GSoC project that they would like to see attempted.

The idea that I threw out on our call was to try to create a better GNU Radio development environment. GNU Radio is great for people who like to dive into the code. Or, there's the GNU Radio Companion, which is a great graphical front-end but that could still use a lot of work. One idea was to great an Eclipse environment that could tie the GUI GRC with the code and more debugging and development help (like auto-completing names of available blocks could be helpful). It doesn't have to be Eclipse, but some environment that helps people develop better and faster.

I'm just throwing that out there to get some ideas started.


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