Saturday June 25, 2005
I just found out today that my proposal for a BitTorrent library written in Perl got accepted as one of Google's Summer of Code projects!!! How sweet is that? So anyway, I start filling out my application and get down to where you have to prove that you are enrolled as a full-time student in a University. This is where the fun starts...
I'm doing my thesis now and haven't paid for my hours yet because I'm waiting on the University to enter a thesis course for me into the enrollment system. Typically this isn't a big deal. In past semesters I've handled it all a day or two before the semester starts (it's a small school). This time it is a big deal. The Summer of Code will be over before the semester starts and yet I have to prove that I'm enrolled at my school this week!! To add to the issue, my academic adviser is on vacation and I just found out that there is an advising flag that is keeping me from enrolling. On top of that, I'm flying out to YAPC::NA in about 16 hours and will be gone until June 30th.... absolute madness!!!
Of course, these are the kind of issues that I like to have. Collisions between the SoC and YAPC::NA... I can handle it :)
And I cannot forget: Thank you Perl Foundation and Google for letting me into the Summer of Code. I'll try not to let you down.