Haiku to mentor 4 students in Google Summer of Code 2021

News posted on Mon, 2021-05-17 18:00

The list of accepted students for Google Summer of Code 2021 has just been announced. Over the summer, four 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 2021.

The accepted students and projects this year are:

  • Jaidyn Levesque - Modernization of the Caya instant messaging client (mentors: Rajagopalan Gangadharan and Scott McCreary)
  • Saloni Goyal - Improvements to clang-format and clang-tidy to format code according to our coding guidelines (mentors: Preetpal Kaur and Adrien Destugues)
  • Hrithik Kumar - Integration of clang-format and clang-tidy with Concourse and Gerrit (mentors: Suhel Mehta and Alexander Von Gluck)
  • Xiaojie Yi - Improvements on XFS filesystem support (mentors: Shubham Bhagat and Rene Gollent)

Give the students a warm welcome in the Haiku community!