[coreboot] Google Summer of Code 2016

Patrick Georgi pgeorgi at google.com
Tue Feb 9 20:39:37 CET 2016

Hi all,

so Google just announced[0] that they're running their Summer of Code
program again.
I'm preparing to be the project admin this year, but to make this real
we'll need contributors that are willing to step up as mentors. I need
to know the number of candidates by Feb 19th, and we're told by end of
February if we participate in the program this year.

If so, students will apply in March and we'll try to find mentors for
them (ideally two per student).

We expect mentors to help students get comfortable in the community
and to support them with their project.
The "active" time for students (and thus also mentors) begins late
April with the "community bonding period" and ends late August with
the end of the "coding" phase of the program. Mentors should be
available for their students in that time frame, although one reason
for planning for two mentors per students is to allow for vacation and
the like.

If you're still interested in mentoring, please tell me so I can
update the number of mentor candidates (which I need to state in the
project's application to GSoC).

If you have ideas that are possible to work through with ~3 months of
effort by a new contributor, please add them to our project ideas wiki
page[1] (that I still need to clean up a bit).


[0] https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/
[1] https://www.coreboot.org/Project_Ideas
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