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[Help-smalltalk] Fwd: [Esug-list] Google Summer Of Code 2010 news!!!

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: [Help-smalltalk] Fwd: [Esug-list] Google Summer Of Code 2010 news!!!
Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2010 13:34:59 +0100
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People presenting projects for gst will be able to apply via either ESUG (if accepted) or GNU Project.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        [Esug-list] Google Summer Of Code 2010 news!!!
Date:   Sat, 6 Mar 2010 13:04:13 +0100
From:   Mariano Martinez Peck <address@hidden>
Reply-To:       ESUG Mailing list <address@hidden>
To:     Pharo Development <address@hidden>,
<address@hidden>, ESUG Members
<address@hidden>, Seaside - general discussion
<address@hidden>, "AIDA/Web general discussion list"
<address@hidden>, address@hidden,

Hi smalltalkers. I have been asked to be the admin of GSoC 2010. The
backup or second admin is Janko Mivšek. As you may know, Squeak has
participated in GSoC 2007, 2008 but failed (not accepted) in 2009. We
are not sure if we will succeed this year but we will try to do as much
as possible.

We think that one of the most important reasons why we failed in 2009 is
that Google was looking for bigger communities that Squeak. This is why
this year we all go under the ESUG umbrella. We present ESUG as the
mentor organization and we cover ALL open-source Smalltalk dialects, not
only Squeak. Pharo, Smalltalk/X, GNU Smalltalk, Cuis..they are all
invited to participate. Also cross platform projects like Seaside,
AidaWeb, Magma, etc are welcome.

It is a Google program that support (money) students to work on
different open-source projects. Google doesn't talk or manage directly
to the students but trough "Mentoring Organisations". Those
organizations have to apply to GSoC. They have to give a lot of
information, included a list of ideas/projects. Each project has a
description and a mentor. Then the students apply for each project. If
the organization gets selected by Google they will tell you how many
"slots" they give. Suppose they give 5 but we have 20 projects....then
we vote and the most voted projects win. The student has to do the
project and the mentor has to help and guide him. The mentor receives
500 USD and the student 4500USD.
For more information read:

The most important thing is the deadlines we have. We started late so we
are very near to the first deadline which is 12/03/2010 (less than one
week). For that deadline we need to submit all the information of the
mentor organization (answering several questions) and give the list of
ideas/projects and the mentors of that.

We have created a webpage (Thanks Janko!!) where we will put all the
information. We will make this page public soon (we still need to review
a couple of things).
But for the moment we would REALLY appreciate if tell us your ideas. To
do this, just answer to this email. Then we will collect the information
and put in the website. For each idea you need:  a short title and a
paragraph (for the moment) explaining the idea.
After, we need that the people that are willing to be mentors start to
apply as mentors...please, consider yourself being mentor. Sometimes it
is not that difficult. I mean, don't be shy as sometimes being helpful,
being aware of the dates, answering emails, etc is more important than
the Smalltalk knoweldege. We can have a lot of ideas, but we need also
mentors for that. We even would need a "substitute" for each mentor...

Just as an example you can see the ideas of the previous years:

That's all for the moment.



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