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

Isaac Jones ijones at syntaxpolice.org
Sat Apr 22 17:50:04 EDT 2006


Thanks for your work in organizing this.

Google wants an answer from me by Monday (I seem to be the point of
contact).  So if you have objections, let us know!

Feel free to forward this to anyone you think would want a say in the



Paolo Martini <paolo at nemail.it> writes:

> Hello everybody, nice to meet you all.
> Last year I did work on an Haskell project during the first year of
> the Google Summer of Code programme[1].  I wrote the bindings to the
> Cairo Vector Graphics library and integrated them in Gtk2Hs.  You can
> see last year's announcement on the website[2].
> I had to take Google itself as my mentoring organization, in absence
> of a better-suited one, no wonder I was the only one with an Haskell
> project, eventually I got one of its 13 slots available -- Chris
> DiBona[3], the project leader, seem to like Haskell very much!
> They recently announced they would be running the programme again
> this year, and I thought we could surely do better!  My idea is that
> the best way we are going to get more Haskell projects done is having
> Haskell.org as a mentoring organization this year.
> 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.)
> I contacted many of the people who usually reside in the #haskell IRC
> channel asking for collaboration, and they promptly accepted, forming
> a quite big number of well organized people -- as now, those three
> people are in charge for the administrative work:
> - Isaac Jones <http://www.syntaxpolice.org/>,
> - Donald Bruce Steward <http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/>,
> - David Himmelstrup <http://darcs.haskell.org/~lemmih/aboutMe.html>.
> Not surprisingly, since the people of the channel are known to be
> very kind and helpful, answering questions at every time of the day,
> I've got a good number of volunteers for mentoring too (which I'm
> very happy about):
> - David Himmelstrup,
> - John Goerzen <http://www.complete.org/>,
> - Cale Gibbard <http://www.haskell.org/hawiki/CaleGibbard>,
> - Einar Karttunen <http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/ekarttun/>,
> - Shae Matijs Erisson <http://www.ScannedInAvian.com/>,
> - Duncan Coutts <http://haskell.org/gtk2hs/development/>.
> - Andres L\¨oh <http://www.iai.uni-bonn.de/~loeh>,
> - Ian Lynagh <http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/work/ian.lynagh/>,
> And the list is getting bigger and bigger!
> Unsure about where to get an "authoritative answer" about things like
> this I have mailed Simon Peyton-Jones, he likes the idea (Thanks very
> much!)  He explained to me that since the Haskell community is very
> decentralized I would better send a message to the Haskell mailing
> list to propose this project.
> I hope you will be as enthusisatic as I am.  Hacking Haskell code
> during the summer, funded enough to keep up with the other things
> (and getting some pretty cool hardware lately), was a *great*
> experience.
> I sincerely hope that many students will apply for Haskell works.  We
> need projects done!  I'll be mailing you the url of the wikipage
> collecting projects and details.
> Thank you very much,
> Paolo.
> --
> [1] <http://code.google.com/summerofcode.html>
> [2] <http://haskell.org/gtk2hs/?p=30>
> [3] <http://dibona.com>
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