[dojo-contributors] Google SoC 2006: should we participate?

Brian Douglas Skinner skinner at dojotoolkit.org
Sun Apr 23 20:31:43 EDT 2006

I added a page to the dojo wiki about Google's Summer of Code:

If Dojo is interested in being a mentoring organization, we need to 
provide a "pool of project ideas for students to choose from, publicly 
published by the mentoring organization".  For each student project, we 
need someone who will be a mentor and also a back-up person who can take 
over for the mentor if need be.

I've started our wiki page off with a few project ideas and a few names 
of people who've expressed interest in mentoring.  Please add to the 
page if you've got more project ideas or you'd like to volunteer as a 
mentor or a back-up mentor.

:o) Brian

Brian Douglas Skinner wrote:
> Alex Russell wrote:
>> Google has opened up their Summer of Code thinger again ...
>> What do you think: is this somethign the Foundation should pursue? 
>> What would be good, well-scoped projects to direct potential 
>> contributors toward?
>> If we do decide to do it, will someone volunteer to mentor the 
>> participants? 
> I just read through the Google Summer of Code Mentor (SoC) FAQ [1]. I've 
> got a couple of student project ideas in mind, and I'd like to volunteer 
> to mentor any students who are interested in working on either the 
> dojo.data package or the OpenRecord code.
> If Dojo wants to participate, we need to pick a SoC "mentoring 
> organization administrator" to represent Dojo, and that person needs to 
> send our application to Google in the next week or so (by April 30). I'm 
> hoping that someone else will volunteer to be Dojo's "organization 
> administrator", but if nobody else is game then I can do that.
> After that the Dojo developers who want to be mentors need to register 
> via the Google SoC site, and we need to post a list of project ideas for 
> students to choose from.  The project ideas need to be posted by May 1 
> or so, because Google requires the students to have submitted their 
> proposal by May 8.
> :o) Brian
> [1] http://code.google.com/soc/mentorfaq.html

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