So carla and Janko have just finished all that’s necessary to apply as a mentor organization for this year’s Google Summer of Code. As Janko states on the Squeak-dev mailing list:
I think we have quite some chance, specially because we collected and very well described 22 project ideas:
There is still a time for ideas, so if someone has still half finished one, please finish and publish it.
So let’s keep our fingers crossed. Some of the ideas would benefit many Smalltalkers and their daily work, so this is much much more than just an attempt to keep students away from crack and bad influence ;-). If you think there’s an important project idea missing on the list: don’t hold back, it’s still time to add your idea to the list.
But, most importantly, we now need to keep our fingers crossed until friday, March 16th. That day Google will announce which organizations are chosen and can look for students to work on their proposed projects.
If you still wonder what GSoC is all about, you should visit the GSoC page and take a look. In a few words
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. We have worked with the open source community to identify and fund exciting projects for the upcoming summer.