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Re: Google Summer of Code 2011


Having been a mentor before for other projects, I strongly agree
that we should do this. It's a great way to get more folks involved
in the project.


On Fri, Feb 04, 2011 at 02:37:18PM -0600, Stephen Spector wrote:
>    OpenStack Developers:
>    Now that you have a few days off (just kidding) to relax from the release
>    of Bexar, I wanted to bring up a new topic for your consideration. The
>    Google Summer of Code (http://code.google.com/soc/) will take applications
>    from open source communities starting Feb 28 - March 11 to participate in
>    the program. OpenStack would submit a list of projects for students to
>    complete with a pre-determined mentor for each project to support the
>    development effort. The project list is published by Google and any
>    student wishing to participate with OpenStack would apply for a specific
>    project. The mentors of each feature would select the student they wish to
>    work with and notify Google. The student and mentor would then begin work
>    on the feature with the expectation that the code can be written, tested,
>    and submitted back to the community by the end of the Summer. The program
>    is global and students and mentors may not necessarily ever meet. 
>    Google does pay the students $5,000 USD to participate and we would get
>    $500 toward our OpenStack community. Mentors are not paid but are GREATLY
>    appreciated in their efforts to support the students and community. All
>    funds generated for the community would go directly to an OpenStack
>    Developer event to cover costs. 
>    To join, we must have mentors in place who are willing to work with a
>    student that we select in writing the code for a specific feature/portion
>    of OpenStack. These mentors are required to put in more than just the
>    occasional email so there is a commitment on the part of mentors to ensure
>    the student is successful in writing the code and getting it submitted to
>    the community. For more information about being a
>    mentor, http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforMentors. 
>    I believe this Google program is an excellent idea and a great way for
>    OpenStack to get some code written by incredibly smart people who will
>    either end up working for one of the companies involved in the project or
>    simply become an independent developer within OpenStack.  I have started
>    the paperwork to submit in late February for OpenStack to participate but
>    will not submit the application unless I have interest and confirmation
>    from developers within OpenStack to be mentors. Even if we only ran 2
>    students this summer, I believe this would be a great way for OpenStack to
>    reach out to a global community of developers interested in supporting
>    open source software. 
>    Please let me know your thoughts if you would like to be a mentor. Thanks.
>    Stephen Spector  - OpenStack Community Manager
>    PHONE: Office: +1 (512) 539-1162 - Mobile: +1 (210) 415-0930
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