Accepted Students

Eight students to be mentored by Haiku in Google Summer of Code 2011!

For this year's Google Summer of Code™ program, we at Haiku have been allocated eight students! In 2011, 417 mentoring organizations applied and 3731 students submitted 5474 proposals. Haiku is proud to be one of the 175 accepted mentoring organizations, with 35 submitted proposals and 8 accepted students.

Over the years, Haiku's goals for Google Summer of Code have evolved. Originally the ability to evaluate the students' capabilities was lacking and the attention was simply on choosing projects that filled a need. Now, the emphasis is placed on choosing the best students, as they are more important than their short term code contributions. During the application process, those students instilled a sense of hope and confidence in Haiku's mentors that they will mature into full project contributors. In other words, this is our opportunity to grow and refine young, intelligent, and highly motivated students into people who will continue to develop Haiku in the years to come.

Adrien "pulkomandy" Destugues and Alex "yourpalal" Wilson are prime examples of our achievements in this. They successfully passed their individual Google Summer of Code participations. They have become integral parts of the development force. Now, they are completing the circle by mentoring new students, who will hopefully become tomorrow's contributors with commit access. Perhaps the most interesting tidbit in all this, is that Adrien was Alex's mentor last year, thus showing how Google Summer of Code is literally expanding Haiku's development pool one talented mind at a time.

Accepted Students

Dario Casalinuovo

Gabriel Hartmann

Sean Healy

Nathan Heisey

Jian Jiang

  • Mentor: Jérôme Duval
  • Project: Add USB 3.0 support to Haiku
  • Blog: chiang

Jack Laxson

  • Mentor: Oliver Tappe
  • Project: Bâtisseur: a build server for all.
  • Blog: jrabbit

Ankur Sethi

Mike Smith

Additional Mentors

It is worth noting that Haiku has moved past the "one mentor per student mentality". In addition to the primary mentors listed above, the following people are part of a pool of mentors. The mentor pool is available to all students, as a supplement to their officially listed mentors. This improves the so-called Bus Factor, by enabling other interested and knowledgeable people to participate in the students' daily activities.

  • Stephan Aßmus
  • Axel Dörfler
  • René Gollent
  • Ryan C. Gordon (from SDL)
  • Fredrik Holmqvist
  • Phillippe Houdoin
  • Ryan Leavengood
  • Michael Lotz
  • Scott McCreary
  • François Revol
  • Oliver Ruiz Dorantes
  • Philippe Saint-Pierre
  • Ingo Weinhold
  • Clemens Zeidler
  • Siarzhuk Zharski

In closing ...

Thank you to all who have and continue to take the time to make Haiku's participation in Google Summer of Code a successful adventure. This includes Google for sponsoring Summer of Code; its program administrators Carol Smith, Cat Allman, Chris DiBona, & Ellen Ko; the Melange developers and contributors; and of course Haiku's Mentors. If any student would like feedback regarding your proposal and suggestions for next year, feel free to contact (Matthew Madia).

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