Accepted Students

Four students to be mentored by Haiku in Google Summer of Code 2014!

For this year's Google Summer of Code™ program, we at Haiku have been allocated four students! In 2014, 371 mentoring organizations applied and 4420 students submitted 6313 proposals. Haiku is proud to be one of the 190 accepted mentoring organizations, with four 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.

In recent years, students applying to Haiku were (at first encouraged and later) required to submit a code contribution. By requiring potential students to submit a code contribution during the application period, Haiku's mentors achieve several things. First and foremost, it shows that each student possesses basic skills that many of us take for granted -- using a bug tracker and compiling Haiku's sources. More importantly, it provides our mentors with some insight into each individual student's motivation and abilities. This year a total of 9 patches were submitted during the application period (Two were sent to the [haiku] mailing list due to user registration issues and will be migrated to Trac [1, 2]).

Accepted Students

Louis Feuvrier

  • Handle: choupy
  • Mentor: Jessica Hamilton, Fredrik Holmqvist
  • Project: UEFI bootloader

Akshay Jaggi

  • Handle: akshay1994
  • Mentor: Jérôme Duval
  • Project: LibUSB port

Arvind S Raj

  • Handle: dnivra
  • Mentor: Adrien Destugues
  • Project: Haiku ARM port

Zhuowei Zhang

  • Handle: zhuowei
  • Mentor: Bruno Albuquerque
  • Project: The Go programming language's compiler and runtime port

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 (stippi)
  • Andrew Bachmann (andrewbachmann)
  • Adrien Destuges (PulkoMandy)
  • Axel Dörfler (axeld)
  • Alexander von Gluck IV (kallisti5)
  • Rene Gollent (AnEvilYak)
  • Fredrik Holmqvist (tqh)
  • Scott McCreary (scottmc)
  • Urias McCullough (umccullough)
  • Hamish Morrison (hamishm)
  • François Revol (mmu_man)
  • John Scipione (Skipp_OSX)
  • Ingo Weinhold (bonefish)

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).