SPUG: Summer of Perl -- call for student proposals
jerry.gay at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 15:45:25 PDT 2008
On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 8:36 AM, Andrew Sweger <andrew at sweger.net> wrote:
> Forwarding to SPUG on behalf of Eric Wilhelm:
> The Perl Foundation is participating in Google's 2008 Summer of Code(tm)
> and we have a lot of capable, willing mentors looking forward to working
> with some talented, driven students. So, we would like you to help find
> those students (and quickly -- the students must apply before March 31st.)
> This is a rare opportunity for students to get a chance to get a paid
> summer of hacking on exciting projects like Parrot, Perl 6, Moose, Jifty,
> SVK, Catalyst, or their very own Perl modules or applications. It also
> brings new talent into the community and gives the student a hefty "real
> world" experience with a knowledgable mentor. Further, employers love to
> see this sort of demonstration of teamwork, handling deadlines,
> communication skills, resourcefulness and etc.
> We're looking for promising students who are interested in open source (or
> maybe you know someone who *should* be interested in open source.)
> Knowledge of Perl is optional if the project is Parrot-related. The
> student doesn't need to be an expert in the problem domain (after all,
> learning is part of the process), but should bring a big pile of
> creativity, problem-solving skills, and determination.
> Students should review the page of suggested projects, but are encouraged
> to bring their own proposals (those are often the best.) The most
> important first step is getting in touch with the community and discussing
> their project idea with potential mentors.
> Additional information and links can be found here.
> Google has posted some flyers if you happen to have a university bulletin
> board or hallway handy:
> Additional info:
> (Note that google has particular requirements to do with the fact that
> they are paying the students. The student must be able to show their
> eligibility regarding enrollment and employability.)
> Remember, the Perl community draws talent from many fields, so if you came
> to Perl from a non-computer-science major and still have contacts in that
> department from your university, it is probably worth mentioning to them.
i won't be at the meeting tonight to announce it in person, but this
list is probably a better vehicle because it reaches more people. i'm
managing the google summer of code projects for parrot and rakudo
(perl 6 on parrot), and i'll be a mentor for rakudo and parrot.
if you are interested, or know somebody who might be, please know that
it's possible for me to meet with local students face-to-face for
mentoring sessions. feel free to contact me directly with any related
questions or comments at jerry.gay+soc2008 at gmail.com.
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