[Haskell-cafe] GSoC accepted projects

Malcolm Wallace Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Tue Apr 22 07:22:37 EDT 2008

Haskell.org is pleased to announce that we received 7 funded student
slots from Google for this year's Summer of Code.  Of the 30 proposals
we received, the mentoring group chose the following 7:

  * GHC API Improvements
    by Thomas Schilling, mentored by Simon Marlow

  * Dynamically Loaded Plugins for the Glasgow Haskell Compiler
    by Maximilian Conroy Bolingbroke, mentored by Sean Seefried

  * Haskell API Search as an interface to Hackage
    by Neil Mitchell, mentored by Niklas Broberg

  * Language.C, a standalone parser/pretty printer library for C99
    by Benedikt Huber, mentored by Iavor S. Diatchki

  * Cabal 'make-like' dependency framework
    by Andrea Vezzosi, mentored by Duncan Coutts

  * #1560 Efficient maps using generalised tries
    by Jamie Brandon, mentored by Adrian Charles Hey

  * Data parallel physics engine
    by Roman Cheplyaka, mentored by Manuel M. T. Chakravarty

Slightly fuller details at http://code.google.com/soc/2008/haskell/about.html
Congratulations to these students!  Before coding begins officially at
the end of May, there is a "community bonding period", where the
students and community are encouraged to interact and further refine the
work that will be done.

To those students that did not get funding: do not be disheartened.
Almost all of the proposals were good, and we had some difficult choices
to make.  What's more, since this is Open Source, you can continue to
work on your projects anyway!  Many of them will be useful to the
community.  In fact, Google have said that if any GSoC applicant manages
(in the judgement of the mentors) to complete their project by the end
of the summer, despite not receiving a funded place, they will send you
a goodie-bag of Google swag (including a standard Google T-shirt, not
the special GSoC one).


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