[Melbourne-pm] Summer of Perl -- call for student proposals

Patrick Donelan pat at patspam.com
Tue Mar 18 17:19:40 PDT 2008

Every time I see these GSoC announcements I kick myself and wish I'd known
about it 3 years ago when I was still a student!

Patrick Donelan

On 3/19/08, Jacinta Richardson <jarich at perltraining.com.au> wrote:
> Forwarding to Melbourne PM 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.
>    http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?gsoc2008_projects
> Additional information and links can be found here.
>    http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?gsoc2008
> Google has posted some flyers if you happen to have a university bulletin
> board or hallway handy:
>    http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/GsocFlyers
> Additional info:
>    http://code.google.com/soc/2008/
>    http://code.google.com/soc/2008/faqs.html
> (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.
> Thanks,
> Eric
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