[Haskell] Haskell.org and Google Summer of Code 2006

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Sat Apr 22 12:09:51 EDT 2006

On Sat, 2006-04-22 at 16:38 +0200, Paolo Martini wrote:

> Let me briefly summarize how the project works; it starts with a  
> number of mentoring organizations that support active open source  
> projects.  They are required to publish a list of projects for  
> students to apply for, and some mentors which will take care of the  
> pupils during their work.  Part of the fun is of course that the  
> students can propose their own projects too.  Each successful  
> applicant gets an initial $500, three months of coding time, a mid- 
> term $2,000 of are doing well and a final $2,000 on successful  
> completion of the project (The site[4] does explain it all.)

[4] http://code.google.com/soc/

in particular the student FAQ and mentor FAQs:

I "unofficially" mentored Paolo last year on his cairo binding project
(his official mentor was at Google) and I like to say that it was a
great experience. It was a good project idea and the resulting code has
proved to be quite popular. It was good fun for me taking the role of
mentor to talk ideas over with Paolo and follow his progress. I'd
definitely recommend taking part - either as an student applicant or as
a potential mentor.

Of course for students it's a great opportunity and good CV points
(probably as good as a decent summer internship). For mentors and for
Haskell.org in general it's a good opportunity to get some projects done
and get some publicity.


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