[Haskell-cafe] Google Summer of Code 2012 Announced
apfelmus at quantentunnel.de
Tue Feb 14 12:10:56 CET 2012
Andrei Varanovich wrote:
> One question to more experienced GSoC'ers. I do understand that this is
> important to find mentors in advance.
> As soon as I think nowadays it is critical for the programming language
> ecosystem to handle BigData , have a proposal to implement HDFS 
> support for CloudHaskell  with some MapReduce abstractions.
> What would be the "right" way to communicate with potential mentors? I
> looked at http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/summer-of-code/ and it seems
> there is not so much going on there. Or, perhaps, this mailing list is just
I think that Johan Tibell's advice applies to students as well: if you
have a project idea, then
1. Write a proposal that will make people cheer and swoon. In
particular, it should be useful to a lot of people from the Haskell
community and you should demonstrate why you're capable of completing
it, for instance by finding a very good scope for the project or maybe
because your first name rhymes with Simon.
2. Advertise it on the mailing list and/or reddit and/or Google+, so
that people can read it and give feedback. Incorporating said feedback
is a good idea.
3. If the proposal piques everyone's interest, I'm sure that someone
will volunteer to be a mentor.
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