Seven students to be mentored by Haiku in Google Summer of Code 2010!

News posted on Thu, 2010-04-22 19:14

As with last year, students applying to Haiku were encouraged to submit a code contribution. Due to a small number of "(easy)" tickets, we had initial concern how things would pan out. So, it was decided to amend the student's page with tips on how to impress us and a good number of students rose to the occasion. The impact of those amendments can be seen through the various mailing list threads from potential students and new patches for 15 tickets that relate to their proposals, with the majority having been landed in the repository. In addition to these visible effects, there was a higher ratio in quality submissions.

Between having fewer slots than exceptional students and some direct competition amongst the students themselves, our selection process was exceedingly difficult. File systems enhancements and the Services Kit saw the fiercest competition. As one can imagine, there are several students that we are unable to mentor due to limitations in available slots & mentors. Without further ado, here's the accepted students ...

Haiku's Google Summer of Code 2010 Accepted Students

Atis Elsts

  • Mentor: Alexander von Gluck IV
  • Project: IPv6 implementation for Haiku
  • Project Summary

Janito Vaqueiro Ferreira Filho

  • Mentor: Jérôme Duval
  • Project: Implement ext3 support for Haiku
  • Project Summary

Lucian Adrian Grijincu

  • Mentor: Niels Sascha Reedijk
  • Project: lkl-haiku-fsd: Haiku file system drivers for any Linux supported file system
  • Project Summary

Christopher Humphries

  • Mentor: David McPaul
  • Project: Improve and Extend Media Player
  • Project Summary

Christophe Huriaux

  • Mentor: Stephan Assmus
  • Project: Creating Services Kit core elements
  • Project Summary

Nathan Mentley

Alex Wilson

  • Mentor: Adrien Destugues
  • Project: Taking the Haiku Layout API public
  • Project Summary

Special Recognition

With the recent alterations to Haiku Code Drive, the emphasis of the program has been placed on providing established students (and other project members) the opportunity to receive income while developing open source code for Haiku. However, we would like to take this time to honor some of the exceptional students we would have loved to sponsor, had the additional capacity been available.

  • Duane Bailey
  • Sean Bartell
  • Dario Casalinuovo
  • Akshay Gupta
  • Francesco Piccinno
  • Ankur Sethi
  • Andras Sevcsik

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). Lastly, we wish Leslie Hawthorn success and joy in her future endeavors!