Monday, March 29, 2010

Apply now for Summer of Code!

Google is now accepting Summer of Code proposals, through April 9, 2010 at 19:00 UTC.We're very excited about having students working with Mono again this year!

If you're a student looking for ideas, take a look at the Project Ideas list (though you're welcome to come up with ideas of your own). It's a good idea to discuss your ideas with us on the mailing lists or IRC before making your proposal, so that we can get to know you and help you flesh out the proposal. Making some initial patches or other contributions to the areas of Mono that you're interested in helps us to gauge your skill and interest, though it's not required. Please also read the application template before applying.

If you're a mentor, please apply on the GSoC site ASAP so that you can start to comment on students' proposals as they come in, to help the students refine their proposals.

Everyone who's interested in Summer of Code, please join the community on Mono IRC, including the Mono SoC channel, #monosoc, and the Mono mailing lists. And please spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested!

If you have ideas for the ideas page, or any other comments, please email Michael Hutchinson.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Summer of Code 2010

The Mono Project has again been accepted as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code!

Google won't be taking student applications until March 29th, but if you're a student, now is the time to join our wonderful community and start discussing your ideas with us as soon as possible, so we can help you get them refined into a great proposal.
  • Join in on Mono IRC, including the Mono SoC channel, #monosoc
  • Ask and answer questions on the Mono mailing lists
  • Browse the Project Ideas list or come up with ideas of your own and discuss them with us
  • Fix some bugs and file some patches to demonstrate your skills!
If you'd like to be a mentor or assist in mentoring, please help guiding students on IRC and the mailing lists. If you have ideas for the ideas page, or any other comments, please email Michael Hutchinson.

In the next few weeks we'll be announcing GSoC-related news and important dates via this blog and Twitter.