Google Summer of Code student applications start today! College students: follow your open source passion this summer and let Google foot the bill. Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. RubyCentral didn't make it in as a mentoring organization this year, so Rails is opening the gates to any project in the broader Ruby ecosystem rather than solely Rails development. We will prefer strong Rails applicants if the pool of dedicated, energetic mentors is too small to give all projects the attention they deserve. So Rubyists, step up! Please consider mentoring a student this summer. It's a significant responsibility (estimate 5 hours/week) but mutually rewarding and immensely beneficial to the community at large. Sign up at the GSoC site  and join the discussion in the GSoC Campfire room . Students, now's the time to brainstorm and come up with a summer project you feel passionate about. Check out and contribute to the ideas list on the Rails wiki , start a discussion on the Rails core list , and chat with mentors in the GSoC Campfire room . Come up with a concrete, attainable set of goals for the summer, and start writing up an application . You can work on your application from now until the deadline, April 3 . Best regards, and good luck! jeremy  http://socghop.appspot.com/mentor/request/google/g...  https://rails.campfirenow.com/33511  http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/gsoc/2009/ideas  http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-core  http://socghop.appspot.com/student/apply/google/gsoc2009  http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/program/g...
on 2009-03-23 22:48
on 2009-03-28 02:20
On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 1:47 PM, Jeremy K. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Rails applicants if the pool of dedicated, energetic mentors is too > ideas list on the Rails wiki , start a discussion on the Rails core >  http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/gsoc/2009/ideas >  http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-core >  http://socghop.appspot.com/student/apply/google/gsoc2009 >  http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/program/g... Aaaand we've started a mailing list! http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-gsoc Students and mentors, please join. Everyone else is welcome too :) jeremy