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Summer of Code 2008 - call for ideas, mentors

Journal written by Eric Wilhelm (6389) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2008.03.01 20:13   Printer-friendly

The deadline for Google's summer of code applications from mentor organizations is fast approaching and I need your help to keep perl from getting left behind like it did last year. The wiki page has links where you can post your ideas for students and signup to be a mentor. Please post your ideas and signup before March 8th -- to increase our chances of getting accepted, we need to demonstrate a significant pool of willing mentors and lots of potential projects to inspire students.

If you speak for a large Perl project, consider volunteering yourself as a manager. I would like to delegate most of the cat-herding, as the Perl community (and the number of projects) is quite large.

Contact Eric Wilhelm (ewilhelm at cpan dot org) or join us in #soc on if you would like to be a project manager or have questions about mentoring. Stay tuned for more details.

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  • If someone wanted to do something with one of my projects (PPI etc/Strawberry/PITA etc) I would happily mentor.
    • Actually, now that I think about it, doing a WiX port for Strawberry so that it has an msi installer would be a great summer of code project.
      • Awesome, thanks. I'm putting your name on the wiki, but note that this is not the wiki! :-D

        This [] is the wiki.

        For those who maintain fewer modules than Adam: sorry, I will not scavenge your offers to mentor from random blog comments.

        Yeah, I hate wikis too. That's why I made this form [].