Calling all students! This is a great way to earn $USD5k over the
'winter' break/period and also to contribute to the most successful
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> From: Matthew Wilkes <[hidden email]>
> To: plone-developers <[hidden email]>
> Cc: [hidden email], Plone Users List
> <[hidden email]>
> Subject: [Product-Developers] Google Summer of Code
> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 23:44:50 +0000
> Hello everyone,
> As some of you will have heard, during the Cathedral/Tahoe sprints
> last week Plone was accepted as a mentoring organisation for Google
> Summer of Code 2010. This means that for the fifth year we will be
> able to accept student proposals for projects. We don't know how many
> students we will have yet, that depends on the applications we receive.
> There are a few rôles involved in this programme, so if you aren't a
> student please scroll down.
> Are you interested in a coding project using Plone for the summer? If
> you are accepted you will receive a $5000 (USD) stipend for your
> work. In addition, you will be provided a mentor who will help you
> through the process and the support of other members of the Plone
> community to help you write the best code you can.
> We will expect you to put in the same amount of work as a full-time
> job but we are flexible. You can work when you like and if you need
> some time off for whatever reason that won't be a problem.
> In order to apply you'll need to have an idea for a project. We have
> a list of suggestions at http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/gsoc_org/google/gsoc2010/plone/ideas
> but feel free to ask on the plone-developers mailing list for more
> information. We very much welcome ideas not on that list, but please
> submit them early so we can give you feedback to improve your chances
> of being accepted.
> In order to submit a proposal you'll need to create an account at http://socghop.appspot.com
> - You'll be able to edit it as much as you like once it's submitted,
> so it's best to submit early and let us help you out with feedback
> rather than waiting until the last minute.
> If you are active in the Plone community and would like to help a
> student get more integrated and learn about Open Source Software,
> please apply to be a mentor. The web application is at http://socghop.appspot.com
> - you need to make a mentoring application to the Plone Foundation.
> Once it's accepted you'll be able to fill in a profile.
> You will be expected to be available to your student on a regular
> basis, but wether that's ad-hoc or set 'office hours' is your choice.
> You should have a good knowledge of the Plone codebase and have been
> to some Plone community events before. The most important part of
> this is making the student feel at home in the community and ensuring
> they talk to the right people to get advice and help with their project.
> In return, you'll get a shiny t-shirt from Google and the eternal
> thanks of the community. It's very much a learning experience for
> mentors as well as students, so this will be useful for helping you
> train new hires and get them involved in the open source community.
> If you have any questions please feel free to email plone-developers
> or me directly. I'd be happy to help out. If you prefer to have a
> chat in real-time, I'm MatthewWilkes on IRC and can be found in #plone
> or #plone-soc.
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