[Haskell-cafe] [GSoC 2020] Call for Ideas

Jasper Van der Jeugt m at jaspervdj.be
Sun Jan 12 19:15:46 UTC 2020

Google Summer of Code [1] will take place again in 2020!

Haskell.org has been able to take part in this program in the past
two years, and we'd like to keep this momentum up since it greatly
benefits the community.

Google is not extremely open about what factors it considers for
applications from organizations, but they have stated multiple times
that a well-organized ideas list is crucial.  For that, we would like
to count on all of you again.

If you are the maintainer or a 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:


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 in 2006-2015, and 2018-2019.
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.  Past experience has shown that keeping projects
"small" is almost always a good idea.

[1]: https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/

Warm regards

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