[Haskell-cafe] Anyone up for Google SoC 2010?
gwern0 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 17:30:52 EST 2010
On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 6:04 AM, Malcolm Wallace
<malcolm.wallace at cs.york.ac.uk> wrote:
> Google has announced that the Summer of Code programme will be running again
> this year. If haskell.org people would like to take part again this year,
> then we need volunteers:
> * suggestions for suitable projects
> (in the past this was organised using a reddit)
> * an administrator to co-ordinate the application to Google
> (I have done it for the last three years but am very willing
> to hand on to someone else)
> Google will accept applications from organisations in the period 8th - 12th
> March 2010, approx 1900UTC.
> If haskell.org is accepted again, students can apply between 29th March -
> 9th April.
> More volunteers will be required:
> * to review student applications and choose which to accept
> * to supervise the accepted students
> Both of these roles are called "mentor" in the Google system. Putting
> together a good team of mentors before applying as an organisation is
> helpful towards us being accepted into the programme.
Gosh, is it that time of the year again? That reminds me to update my
running account of SoCs at
for the 2008 and 2009 results.
I was able to update 2008 results to 4 successes, 3 failures. 2009 is
still uncertain at 2 successes, 1 failure, and 2 unknown.
My general conclusions about good SoC projects are much the same as
last year's conclusions:
I would add though that projects really need to be focused. I marked
down nominolo's GHC API SoC as a failure because as far as I could
ascertain, he couldn't do much of anything, it was so much of a mess.
That it was not a good target for a short intense SoC, but rather the
target of slow multi-year refactoring & clean-up, might have been more
obvious if more specifics had to have been adduced.
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