Google Summer of Code 2013

11 April, 2013

Google Summer of Code

So what are you doing this summer?

Dear Students,

Now it is your turn! You will have to register in our website first [1], put there some information, show interest for the projects and contact the project mentors. After the registration step you will get all the mentors information in order to contact them. By pressing the button on the project, you will show your interest. This is not something formal yet.

Of course you can propose your own project too. In this case write a proposal in a format other projects have and send it to admins (see the email on the bottom).

Our mentors will vote for the most interesting projects and in the middle of the voting Google will tell us, how many projects will actually be funded. Voting will happen in May, with final results expected at the end of May. At that time you will finally know if you are accepted or not.

Of course, there can be many students interested per project. This means that interest for this project is high, but on the other side a chance that you will be chosen is lower.  It is up to you to convince a mentor that you are the best!

Note also that the Ideas page is deprecated. On ideas page just the project ideas were collected. Now, we are preparing the real projects.

So, please from now on always refer to this link for the projects:

So, your initial steps are:

1. Register on our special Smalltalk GSoC website (with

your Google account!):

2. Edit your profile to get some more contact information for

mentors to let you know,

3. Fulfill your brief Biography page (see Biography tab on profile),

4. Go to Projects page, choose up to three projects and click there

‘I’m interested’ button,

5. Contact and discuss with project mentors about your interest.

Subscribe also to a special mailing list [2] where we will help you with further steps.

Deadline: as soon as possible, because the deadline to register on official GSoC website [3] is 3.May, which is, well, soon! But about that later…

Finally, we will really appreciate if you can help us to distribute this call for students. One of our goals is to increase the Smalltalk community. Those who have access to universities can distribute this among the students. Distribute also our poster [4] in many languages, English one attached.


[2] Students mailing list:

[3] Official GSoC website

[4] Poster in PDF and image format, in many languages

Good luck!

Janko & Serge

GSoC Admin Team

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