As we mentioned in March, the Squeak Project was accepted as a mentoring organisation for the 2008 Google Summer of Code. Five students stepped up to the challenge, choosing to work on the following projects:

The students have already been working on their projects with great enthusiasm, as you can see by checking their posts on the Summer of Squeak blog, and now that the summer holidays are upon us, it looks like the rate of progress is really shooting up! The projects are all going to be valuable additions to Squeak, and I’m sure we’re all looking forward to seeing the final outputs.

The Google Summer of Code team have announced that the Squeak Project is one of 175 Free and Open Source projects that have been accepted into their programme for 2008.

This year’s submission was explicitly under the “Squeak Project” title, to allow for projects from the wider community developing based on the Squeak environment.

The current list of projects with assigned students consists of:

Congratulations to Giovanni Corriga and colleagues on the SoC mailing list who put the Squeak Project submission together, and best wishes to the students and mentors for a productive and enjoyable experience. We’re all looking forward to seeing your work!

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Giovanni Corriga has announced that Squeak is one of the 175 Free and Open Source projects accepted as mentoring organisations for this year’s Google Summer of Code.

Students interested in joining the programme will receive a stipend of $4,500 and can find out more at the Squeak summary page, and list of proposed projects. You’re encouraged to visit the #squeak and #gsoc irc channels on to discuss your application and additional project proposals. Applications open on 24th March, and more details of the process can be found at the GSoC blog.

Congratulations to Giovanni who managed the application process and everyone who contributed project ideas.