Google Summer of Code 2008

Google announced last night that there will be a Summer of Code this year.
Shall we open a Wiki for ideas? Do we want to participate? Should OpenBabel
participate?

Details: http://code.google.com/soc/2008/

Carsten

Hi,

Google announced last night that there will be a Summer of Code this year.
Shall we open a Wiki for ideas? Do we want to participate? Should OpenBabel
participate?

If there are people who want to be mentor, I’m very interested to
participate as a student.
If we participate, what organisation/project should host the GSOC
projects? Avogadro itself? The Blue Obelisk? …?

Tim

Am Dienstag, 26. Februar 2008 16:24:02 schrieb Tim Vandermeersch:

If we participate, what organisation/project should host the GSOC
projects? Avogadro itself? The Blue Obelisk? …?

http://code.google.com/soc/2008/faqs.html#0.1_org_apply

http://code.google.com/soc/2008/faqs.html#0.1_org_app

I think OpenBabel, Avogadro or BlueObelisk should at least try to apply.
Perhaps BlueObelisk could be an umbrella project to get one slot each for
Avogadro, OpenBabel and CDK?

Carsten

Shall we open a Wiki for ideas? Do we want to participate? Should
OpenBabel
participate?

Well, I think we definitely want to participate. Last year, we had one
successful project (Marcus) and several applicants (James, Ross, …)
who also contributed. I think we can make a strong case – if not as
an independent project, than through KDE again.

We also have a good crop of seasoned mentors (Marcus, Benoit, Carsten,
Egon).

I don’t know about Blue Obelisk or Open Babel yet. We may try again to
be a mentoring organization – although the SoC information suggests
that they will have about the same number of mentor groups. (This
suggests to me that it’ll be hard to become a new group.)

Cheers,
-Geoff

On Tuesday 26 February 2008 10:00:21 Carsten Niehaus wrote:

Google announced last night that there will be a Summer of Code this year.
Shall we open a Wiki for ideas? Do we want to participate? Should OpenBabel
participate?

Details: http://code.google.com/soc/2008/

Carsten

I think we should apply. I would love to act as a mentor for Avogadro or
Kalzium if we get something for that. There are of course more seasoned
developers out there than me but still. It would be great to see Avogadro get
some more love along with OpenBabel. Some project ideas would naturally
include working on both code bases just as I did for Kalzium and Avogadro
(and have recently started committing some stuff to OpenBabel).

We should definitely apply as an organisation whether directly or as part of
an umbrella project.

Thanks,

Marcus

Am Dienstag, 26. Februar 2008 16:54:36 schrieb Geoffrey Hutchison:

Well, I think we definitely want to participate. Last year, we had one
successful project (Marcus) and several applicants (James, Ross, …)
who also contributed. I think we can make a strong case – if not as
an independent project, than through KDE again.

Just to add some numbers: I just read somewhere in the GSoC sites that in 2007
about 500 projects applied and “only” ~130 have been accepted.

KDE has a Wiki set up with ideas. Students can adds their own ideas, this is
just for reference, for ideas:

http://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Projects/Summer_of_Code/2008/Ideas

KDE alone got ~50 slots last year. So there is no way Avo or OpenBabel would
get more than 2-5 slots, but I think that would be the maximum we could
handle anyway, right?

I think setting up a wiki is in the worst case a very good TODO list and in
the best case our entry ticket for the GSoC 2008.

Carsten

I need money. Can someone mentor me? Is that even fair?

(Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 06:01:22PM +0100) Carsten Niehaus cniehaus@gmx.de:

Am Dienstag, 26. Februar 2008 16:54:36 schrieb Geoffrey Hutchison:

Well, I think we definitely want to participate. Last year, we had one
successful project (Marcus) and several applicants (James, Ross, …)
who also contributed. I think we can make a strong case – if not as
an independent project, than through KDE again.

Just to add some numbers: I just read somewhere in the GSoC sites that in 2007
about 500 projects applied and “only” ~130 have been accepted.

KDE has a Wiki set up with ideas. Students can adds their own ideas, this is
just for reference, for ideas:

http://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Projects/Summer_of_Code/2008/Ideas

KDE alone got ~50 slots last year. So there is no way Avo or OpenBabel would
get more than 2-5 slots, but I think that would be the maximum we could
handle anyway, right?

I think setting up a wiki is in the worst case a very good TODO list and in
the best case our entry ticket for the GSoC 2008.

Carsten


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