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OpenStack selected as mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2014

OpenStack has been selected to be a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2014. Thanks to the hard work of many contributors we could join GSoC for the first time.

For those who haven’t heard about it, GSoC is a full-time internship supported by Google that offers students worldwide a stipend to start contributing with coding tasks to an open source organization. This is a great experience for both parts, as it generates a flow of new people with fresh ideas in the organization and allows students to learn and taste how is to work on a real world software development environment.

Even though we have already been selected for it, we are still looking for more project ideas and mentors.

Call for ideas

For this round many developers voluntarily offered to mentor a student in different projects, including OpenStack Scheduler (Gantt), OpenStack Monitoring and Telemetry (Ceilometer), OpenStack Message Queuing Service (Marconi), OpenStack Incubator (Oslo) and OpenStack Networking (Neutron), and proposed several ideas for students to take. Check out the wiki for a complete list of currently proposed ideas.

Is it not mandatory that students stick to these ideas, they can propose their own coding tasks. If you are willing to mentor a student and you have an idea to propose, please feel free to add it to the ideas list in the wiki.

Call for mentors

It’s not late to apply as a mentor! Mentoring is an enriching experience that won’t take you too much time. Learn more about how is to be a mentor in Google’s GSoC Mentoring manual. If you are interested in mentoring, please add your name to the mentors list in the wiki.

Call for students

Students applications start next March 10th and ends on March 21st. By that time, students have to get in touch with the community, select a project, submit a proposal (which may be based on a suggested idea or on a personal idea) and include all the neccesary documentation.

More details about how is to be a GSoC student are described in the Google’s GSoC Students manual.

Currently future applicants are adding their names and contact information in the wiki, so if you want to apply to be an student go ahead and add yourself to this list and get in touch with the community.

Join OpenStack GSoC on IRC

If you want more details about OpenStack’s participation in GSoC, please join us at irc.freenode.org in #openstack-gsoc. It would be great to hear from you!

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