Google Summer of Code '12 is On

Given the discussion at the GNU Radio Conference about GSoC, what do our
fearless leaders say about giving it a try this year? Josh, with all
his amazing programming capabilities, can only do so much :wink: - MLD

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This will be the 8th year for Google Summer of Code, an innovative
program dedicated to introducing students from colleges and universities
around the world to open source software development. The program offers
student developers stipends to write code for various open source
projects with the help of mentoring organizations from all around the
globe. Over the past seven years Google Summer of Code has had 6,000
students from over 90 countries complete the program. Our goal is to
help these students pursue academic challenges over the summer break
while they create and release open source code for the benefit of all.

On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 9:06 AM, Michael D. [email protected]
wrote:

developers stipends to write code for various open source projects with the
help of mentoring organizations from all around the globe. Over the past
seven years Google Summer of Code has had 6,000 students from over 90
countries complete the program. Our goal is to help these students pursue
academic challenges over the summer break while they create and release
open source code for the benefit of all.

It was discussed on January’s conference call. I would definitely like
to
see something come of it this year. Personally, my summer is already
booked
with work, so there is no way that I can be a mentor for it, so we are
looking for volunteers!

We’re also looking for project proposals, if anyone has something
fitting
for a GSoC project that they would like to see attempted.

The idea that I threw out on our call was to try to create a better GNU
Radio development environment. GNU Radio is great for people who like to
dive into the code. Or, there’s the GNU Radio Companion, which is a
great
graphical front-end but that could still use a lot of work. One idea was
to
great an Eclipse environment that could tie the GUI GRC with the code
and
more debugging and development help (like auto-completing names of
available blocks could be helpful). It doesn’t have to be Eclipse, but
some
environment that helps people develop better and faster.

I’m just throwing that out there to get some ideas started.

Tom

Hi everyone,

On Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 09:46:08AM -0500, Philip B. wrote:

At the last developer call I agreed to lead the GSoC effort.

That’s great!
As you might know, I’m always interested in getting students involved in
GNU Radio, so I’d like to join the mentoring crew.

Also, I’d like to keep this thread going. Here’s a wiki page for GSoc,
to collect ideas etc.:
http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/GSoC (the wiki is
being quite slow, again).

Based on my prior experience with GSoC (via the BeagleBoard project),
the single most important part of the application is the list of ideas.
We need to start thinking about ideas that are possible for
undergrad/grad type students in a three month period. I also recommend
looking at idea list published by other successful organizations.

Here’s what GIMP did last year (just picked a random project):
http://wiki.gimp.org/index.php?title=Hacking:GSoC_2011/Ideas

Not too difficult, it seems :slight_smile:

The application deadline is March 9. We should aim to be done before
that due to WSR12.

So you’re coming? :slight_smile:

MB


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Communications Engineering Lab (CEL)

Dipl.-Ing. Martin B.
Research Associate

Kaiserstraße 12
Building 05.01
76131 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 721 608-43790
Fax: +49 721 608-46071
www.cel.kit.edu

KIT – University of the State of Baden-Württemberg and
National Laboratory of the Helmholtz Association

On 02/07/2012 09:06 AM, Michael D. wrote:

Given the discussion at the GNU Radio Conference about GSoC, what do our
fearless leaders say about giving it a try this year? Josh, with all his amazing
programming capabilities, can only do so much :wink: - MLD

<
http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2012/02/google-summer-of-code-2012-is-on.html

This will be the 8th year for Google Summer of Code, an innovative program
dedicated to introducing students from colleges and universities around the world
to open source software development. The program offers student developers
stipends to write code for various open source projects with the help of mentoring
organizations from all around the globe. Over the past seven years Google Summer
of Code has had 6,000 students from over 90 countries complete the program. Our
goal is to help these students pursue academic challenges over the summer break
while they create and release open source code for the benefit of all.

At the last developer call I agreed to lead the GSoC effort.

Based on my prior experience with GSoC (via the BeagleBoard project),
the single most important part of the application is the list of ideas.
We need to start thinking about ideas that are possible for
undergrad/grad type students in a three month period. I also recommend
looking at idea list published by other successful organizations.

The application deadline is March 9. We should aim to be done before
that due to WSR12.

Philip

On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 06:08:00AM -0800, Philip B. wrote:

Thanks Martin!

The GSoC FAQ references this idea list also:

http://community.kde.org/GSoC/2011/Ideas

Looks like we should ad some info about potential mentors and
background/skill set needed to work on the idea.

I reorganized the wiki page in a similar fashion; it’s now much more
obvious where there’s lacking information. Most importantly, the
‘mentor’ position is empty in nearly all cases–perhaps some people are
willing to volunteer. If you’re undecided, considere the GSoC FAQ on
what a mentor does–it’s a bit like supervising a student during his or
her final study project.

Also, some of the ideas are not clear. If you’ve posted something, could
you please add some more info such that it is unambiguous what exactly
the student is expected to do?

Also, how many students are interested in working on the GSoC with GNU
Radio? What sort of things would you like to work on?

Guys, don’t be shy :slight_smile: There’s money in it and it probably looks good on
a
CV. Also, in some cases there might be the possibility to tie efforts
from GSoC into your studies. This is probably not the usual case, but it
doesn’t hurt to ask.

MB


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Communications Engineering Lab (CEL)

Dipl.-Ing. Martin B.
Research Associate

Kaiserstraße 12
Building 05.01
76131 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 721 608-43790
Fax: +49 721 608-46071
www.cel.kit.edu

KIT – University of the State of Baden-Württemberg and
National Laboratory of the Helmholtz Association

On 02/08/2012 01:29 AM, Martin B. wrote:

to collect ideas etc.:
http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/GSoC (the wiki is
being quite slow, again).

Thanks Martin!

The GSoC FAQ references this idea list also:

http://community.kde.org/GSoC/2011/Ideas

Looks like we should ad some info about potential mentors and
background/skill set needed to work on the idea.

Also, how many students are interested in working on the GSoC with GNU
Radio? What sort of things would you like to work on?

Philip

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