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Google's Summer of Code is on again - http://code.google.com/summerofcode.html

See Google Summer of Code Ideas for project ideas

Guidelines

Administrative

  • All Codehaus projects may register their desire to use a SoC "intern".
  • In the event that Codehaus does not receive enough slots for all projects, projects will be cut first by the projects themselves, and then failing that, by the Codehaus despots.
  • Codehaus gets the $500, negotiate with Bob if you want an event funded... (Fill this in Bob)
  • Projects should be useful and required
  • Projects must have specific deliverables

Recommendations

  • Choose projects that have definable limits that can realistically be met
  • Documentation and code quality are part of the success criteria
  • If it doesn't build on completion; they don't get paid
  • They should attempt to build community - although will be hard in limited time

Timeline

  • April 11, 2006:
    • Application period open for mentoring organizations; administrators may begin submitting applications for their orgs
    • Organization administrators should begin taking mentor signups once the org has been accepted by Google
    • Summer-Administrators Google Group opens for discussion between org administrators, mentors, and Google program administrators
  • May 1, 2006:
    • All mentoring organizations must have submitted their interest to Google due by 17.00 Pacific Standard Time
    • Application period opens for student proposals
  • May 8, 2006:
    **Student proposals due by 17.00 Pacific Standard Time
  • Interim Period:
    • Mentoring organizations review and rank student proposals; where necessary, mentoring organizations may request further proposal detail from the student applicant
    • Summer-Discuss Google Group opens for discussions between organizations administrators, mentors student applicants and Google program administrators
  • May 22, 2006:
    • All organization mentors must be signed up and matched to student proposals by 08.00 Pacific Standard Time
  • May 23, 2006:
    • Google publishes list of accepted student proposals on code.google.com
    • Students commence work on their projects under the guidance of their mentors
  • Interim Period:
    • Google begins issuing initial student payments
    • Mentors give students a helping hand and guidance on their projects
  • June 26, 2006:
    • Google solicits mid-program mentor evaluations of student progress
  • June 30, 2006:
    • All mid-program evaluations of student progress due by 17.00 Pacific Standard Time
    • Google begins issuing mid-term student payments
  • OSCON, July 24-28, 2006:
    • Google gives community update at OSCON 2006
  • August 21, 2006:
    • All student projects due by 08.00 Pacific Standard Time
    • Final mentor evaluations of student progress commence
    • Student evaluations of mentors commence
  • September 5, 2006:
    • All mentor and student evaluations due by 08.00 Pacific Standard Time
    • Google begins issuing final student payments
    • Google program administrators begin review of students' evaluations of their mentors
  • September 25, 2006:
    • Google begins issuing payments to mentoring organizations

Projects

Google Summer of Code Ideas