GSoC 2010

What is the Google Summer of Code and why does Haiku want to participate?

The Google Summer of Code is a program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. Participation in this program gives Haiku an opportunity to have one or more developers that contribute to our code base for a period of three months. It also can help grow our pool of developers, as it is not uncommon for the participating students to stay with the project after the program is completed. Finally, it raises our visibility in the open source world, something that can have a positive effect in raising the profile of the project.

Current status of the program

The Haiku developers have come up with a list of ideas for students to choose from or to base their proposals on. The candidate students need to start discussing application ideas with Haiku as soon as possible. The application period for students is March 29 to April 9. All student proposals will be matched with a mentor by April 21, and the final list of accepted students and their projects will be announced on April 26 (12 noon US PDT).

Who are the Haiku mentors?

Here is a complete list of all Haiku mentors for Google Summer of Code 2010:

  • Bruno Albuquerque
  • Stephan Aßmus
  • Adrien Destugues
  • Axel Dörfler
  • Jérôme Duval
  • Alex von Gluck
  • René Gollent
  • Ryan Leavengood
  • Michael Lotz
  • Scott McCreary
  • Niels Reedijk
  • Oliver Ruiz Dorantes
  • Philippe Saint-Pierre
  • Oliver Tappe
  • Ingo Weinhold

How you can help Haiku in Google Summer of Code

You can help by providing assistance to the students on the mailing list and on the Haiku IRC channel. Making the students feel comfortable with the community is important, as it can help them do a better job at reaching their Google Summer of Code goals, and could also be the key to students staying with the project even after their Google Summer of Code assignment is over.