[Haskell-cafe] Summer of Haskell - Now Accepting Applications!

Chris Smith cdsmith at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 22:48:16 UTC 2016

Oops!  Never mind, it was mentioned, and I missed it in the email. :)
 Never mind...

On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 3:47 PM, Chris Smith <cdsmith at gmail.com> wrote:

> It's worth mentioning that there's a good bit of discussion, about
> qualifications, project ideas, etc., at
> https://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/4gh1tu/summer_of_haskell_now_accepting_applications/
> On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 2:10 PM, Gershom B <gershomb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> (Note: I am posting this on behalf of Edward Kmett who has spotty
>> availability at the moment)
>> We've posted an official Summer of Haskell website:
>> https://summer.haskell.org/
>> It contains the full timeline for the program this summer, and most
>> importantly, a form for submitting student applications, also linked
>> here:
>> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JLIa58u7AcWN31bH_LcCBujN9uzAwfd3HxrT32qz9_g/viewform
>> The student application period ends next Friday, May 6.
>> Last year we had a very successful project brainstorming thread. This
>> led to our largest and most successful Summer of Code, ever.
>> There is a thread on reddit now devoted to the purpose of further
>> brainstorming for this year:
>> https://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/4gh1tu/summer_of_haskell_now_accepting_applications/
>> If you have a proposal that you think a student could make a good dent
>> in over the course of a summer, especially one with broad impact on
>> the community, please feel free to discuss it there.
>> If you are a potential student, please feel free to skim the proposals
>> for ideas, or put forth ones of your own!
>> If you are a potential mentor, please feel free to comment on
>> proposals that interest you, put forth ideas looking for students and
>> express your interest, to help us pair up potential students with
>> potential mentors.
>> Ultimately, the project proposals that are submitted get written by
>> students, but if we can give a good sense of direction for what the
>> community wants out of the summer, we can improve the quality of
>> proposals, and we can recruit good mentors to work with good students
>> on good projects.
>> Resources:
>> We have a wiki on https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/summer-of-code/ It is,
>> of course, a Wiki, so if you see something out of order, take a whack
>> at fixing it.
>> We have an active #haskell-gsoc channel on irc.freenode.net that we
>> run throughout the summer. Potential mentors and students alike are
>> welcome.
>> We have a Trac full of suggested Google Summer of Code proposals both
>> current and from years past, but it could use a whole lot of eyeballs
>> and an infusion of fresh ideas:
>> https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/summer-of-code/report/1
>> Many of our best proposals in years have come from lists of project
>> suggestions that others have blogged about. Many of our best students
>> decided to join the summer of code based on these posts. The Trac
>> isn't the only source of information on interesting projects, and I'd
>> encourage folks to continue posting their ideas.
>> If you or your employer would be interested in helping to fund
>> additional students, please feel free to reach out to me.
>> Thank you,
>> -Edward Kmett
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