[Haskell-cafe] [Call for Project Ideas] Haskell.org Google Summer of Code 2018

Jasper Van der Jeugt m at jaspervdj.be
Mon Dec 25 13:59:38 UTC 2017

Google Summer of Code will take place again in 2018 [1].  Last year,
Haskell.org was not selected, and we decided to run our own program [2],
which ended very successfully [3].

This year, we would like to apply to Google Summer of Code again, since
their sponsorship is very significant.  The main feedback we received
from Google last year was that we didn't really have a great homepage
for Summer of Code with ideas for students (things were very rushed and
we ended up submitting a link to an outdated bug tracker -- not ideal!).

We already started fixing that last year by building a nicer webpage to
host ideas [4].  We would now like to call on the community to submit
ideas for the students.

If you are the maintainer or the user of a Haskell project, and you have
an improvement in mind which a student could work on during the summer,
please submit an idea here:


Or contact Niki Vazou (nvazou [AT] cs.umd.edu) or myself (m [AT]
jaspervdj.be) directly.

For context, Google Summer of Code is a program where Google sponsors
students to work on open-source projects during the summer.  Haskell.org
has taken part in this program from 2006 until 2015.  Many important
improvements to the ecosystem have been the direct or indirect result of
Google Summer of Code projects, and it has also connected new people
with the existing community.

Projects should benefit as many people as possible -- e.g. an
improvement to GHC will benefit more people than an update to a specific
library or tool, but both are definitely valid.  New libraries and
applications written in Haskell, rather than improvements to existing
ones, are also accepted.  Projects should be concrete and small enough
in scope such that they can be finished by a student in three months.

Best, Niki Vazou & Jasper Van der Jeugt for the Haskell.org Committee

[1]: https://opensource.googleblog.com/2017/09/announcing-google-summer-of-code-2018.html
[2]: https://summer.haskell.org/news/2017-02-28-2017-announce.html
[3]: https://summer.haskell.org/news/2017-09-15-final-results.html
[4]: https://summer.haskell.org/ideas.html

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