Haiku to mentor interns in Google Summer of Code and Outreachy

News posted on Tue, 2019-02-26 17:47

Haiku is proud to once again be part of the Google Summer of Code. Over the summer, students will work on improving Haiku and related applications, with help from our mentor team. Google gives the students a stipend, which allows them to work full-time on the project without the need to find another job.

The goal of the program is to introduce students to the way open source projects work, and encourage them to become long term contributors. Several members of the Haiku developer team are indeed former GSoC students.

Read more about Google Summer of Code 2019.

List of ideas the students will build their applications from.

If you know people in the right age bracket that might be interested, point them to the Google Summer of Code site that has all the relevant information. Or print out our GSoC flyer and hand them out on campus.

The student application window starts March 12, however students should start discussing their project for the summer before then. The coding period spans over May, June, and July.

For the first time, Haiku is also accepting interns as part of Outreachy. This is a similar program run by the Software Freedom Conservancy, which is not restricted to students and aims to improve diversity in free software projects. It is not funded by Google, so Haiku has to use Haiku, inc funds for the first student. Outreachy can help us secure funding for extra students if needed.

Interns interested in Outreachy can start applying immediately to one of the four project ideas we have on their project list. Applications are open until March 26 at least, and there is a little more flexibility than in Google Summer of Code to accomodate for the interns school or work schedule.