Midterm Results: All students passed!

Blog post by mmadia on Tue, 2012-07-17 22:14

Over the weekend, Google processed the results for the midterm evaluations for Google Summer of Code 2012. I'm pleased to announce that all five students passed their midterm evaluations! As you may have seen, the students have been posting details on their progress and future plans on their blogs. Last month, two students even gained commit access. Alex Smith received it for Haiku's repository and Hamish Morrison received access to OpenJDK. Congratulations everyone and keep up the great work!

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Re: Midterm Results: All students passed!

Great to hear. Important for Haiku not only given the current feature additions these projects provides but also for future Haiku GSOC involvement.

Having had successful projects is likely a good part of the GSOC selection criteria for when re-applying.

How many years in a row has Haiku been accepted?

Re: Midterm Results: All students passed!

Hi Rox,

This is the sixth consecutive year Haiku's been part of GSoC.

Re: Midterm Results: All students passed!

That's goddamn impressive given all the projects that applies for GSOC each year.

A lot of thanks got to go to those who organize the Haiku GSOC effort and all the mentors who are all obviously doing a great job.

Re: Midterm Results: All students passed!

Congrats all students and mentors! This may turn out to be one of the most successful GSoCs for Haiku. Not only that the students are talented and hard working and that their projects are interesting and directly useful for users and devs. At least a few seem to intend sticking to Haiku for a while after GSoC'S over, from what one reads into a few mailing list posts. Winners all around!

Thanks everyone!
Humdinger

Re: Midterm Results: All students passed!

Humdinger wrote:

At least a few seem to intend sticking to Haiku for a while after GSoC'S over,

Yes you are right in pointing out that the possibility of future long-term Haiku developers is possibly a more appealing reason for applying to GSOC than the results of the actual GSOC projects themselves (although they certainly are worthwhile contributions).