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As in previous years, Jikes RVM will to Google Summer of Code for student projects.

The GSoC 2013 timeline has been published. The first date of importance is: Organization application deadline on March 29 2013

Our current task is to collate a set of interesting project proposals and encourage students to apply for GSoC. We can re-use ideas from previous proposals, or come up with totally new ideas.

Hints for students

The application for mentoring organizations hasn't been opened yet. However, it's not too early to read the Google Summer of Code documentation. Students should read at least the GSoC FAQ and Google's advice for students. There's also a lot of helpful information about GSoC that's provided by mentoring organizations and previous GSoC students (use your favorite search engine to find it).

If the Jikes RVM project sounds like it could be a good fit for you, you can already start to get familiar with Jikes RVM. Checkout the source code and read the user guide. Build the Jikes RVM, run some tests and take a look at the codebase. You should have your development environment already set up before applying. Don't hesitate to ask on the mailing lists if you need help.

Once we've been accepted as a mentoring organization, students can take a look at our guidelines on making an application. We expect that students get familiar with the Jikes RVM and the Jikes RVM community before applying.

What's in it for me?

All mentors get a smart Google t-shirt. The project gets some new contributors, and the students get substantial amounts of cash and experience in open source development.

Adding new project suggestions

Please add your ideas to the wiki below, ideally using the template shown below. You can also contribute an idea if you don't have a wiki account: just describe it on on the researchers mailing list.


Project Titlefoo
RVM area
{compiler, classlib, MMTk, ...}
outlineparagraph description of project idea
referenceslinks to related projects, academic papers, etc
interested mentoryour name and a contact link or "TBD" if you can't mentor
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