March 19, 2009

Camino Summer of Code: We Need You!

The trees and flowers are starting to bloom, which means it's time again for Google Summer of Code to get into full swing. As we try to do every year, we want to have a project or two focused on Camino. We've had some very good contributions in the past and have found it an excellent way to get students involved in our community and in open-source in general. While they do get paid for the work, I think everyone would agree that the primary reward is the experience gained from being a part of a real project, writing real code, with real deadlines.

To get the ball rolling, we've seeded our SoC wiki with some ideas and past projects so you can gauge the level of commitment and workload that gets approved. This list is far from comprehensive. We'd love for you to suggest something new! The best part is you don't have to volunteer to do it, just suggest it so that someone else can take your idea and run with it. To suggest ideas, all you need is a wiki account which you can get by joining us in #camino on irc.mozilla.org and asking ss or ardissone for an account (we've locked down registration due to past spamming).

What if you want to participate in Camino's SoC? Pick a suggestion from the vetted list on the wiki and write up a proposal on how you'd go about accomplishing the task over the course of the Summer. The more detailed you can be, the easier is for us to gauge whether or not you know what you're talking about and how successful you would probably be. Applications are submitted via Google's site and are accepted March 23 - April 3. Feel free to come and discuss your proposal with us in #camino before you submit it. We'll be able to help point out areas that need further detail and ensure you're on the right track.

That doesn't give us much time to get a list of great ideas for people who want to apply, so put on your thinking caps! I can't wait!

Posted by pinkerton at March 19, 2009 4:22 PM | TrackBack