I'm excited to announce that the Google Summer of Code is happening again in 2010! Last year Drupal went a perfect 18-for-18, meaning that all of our students passed the SoC, and we even got a "bonus student" who worked on Drupal module for the Creative Commons.
Please help get the SoC started by joining the Google Summer of Code 2010 group, and by posting project ideas to the group! Student Proposals should be marked as such in the "Project Type", as the students will get first dibs on that project idea once the voting starts. All other project ideas should be marked "Community Proposal" and will be open to all SoC applicants.
If you are a student thinking of applying to the program I highly suggest you do the following things:
- Carefully read the GSoC 2010 FAQ
- Sign up for an account on Drupal.org and fill in your profile information
- Ask questions here or in #drupal, and start looking for potential mentors
And if you are thinking about becoming a mentor, please do! Not only is the SoC a great way to get more involved in the community and/or groom the next Drupal superstars, but it's not a ton of work and is a whole lotta fun! There are also many other ways to get involved, including: student outreach, mentor and student checkins, group administration, project reviewers, and more. Please contact me if you'd like to get involved! (And if you'd like to help with the application, it would be great to have help)
Drupal's application will need to be submitted by March 12th, and proposals will begin being accepted on March 18th. Please see the SoC Timeline for more information about other due dates.