Mentors and co-mentors for Debian's Google Summer of Code 2018On Tue 23 January 2018 with tags announce gsoc
Written by Daniel Pocock and Laura Arjona Reina
Debian is applying as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2018, an internship program open to university students aged 18 and up.
Debian already has a wide range of projects listed but it is not too late to add more or to improve the existing proposals. Google will start reviewing the ideas page over the next two weeks and students will start looking at it in mid-February.
Please join us and help extending Debian! You can consider listing a potential project for interns or listing your name as a possible co-mentor for one of the existing projects on Debian's Google Summer of Code wiki page.
At this stage, mentors are not obliged to commit to accepting an intern but it is important for potential mentors to be listed to get the process started. You will have the opportunity to review student applications in March and April and give the administrators a definite decision if you wish to proceed in early April.
Mentors, co-mentors and other volunteers can follow an intern through the entire process or simply volunteer for one phase of the program, such as helping recruit students in a local university or helping test the work completed by a student at the end of the summer.
Participating in GSoC has many benefits for Debian and the wider free software community. If you have questions, please come and ask us on IRC #debian-outreach or the debian-outreach mailing list.
Debian welcomes its 2016 summer internsOn Sun 24 April 2016 with tags announce gsoc outreachy
Written by Nicolas Dandrimont
Here is the list of projects and the interns who will work on them:
Android SDK tools in Debian:
APT - dpkg communications rework:
Continuous Integration for Debian-Med packages:
Extending the Debian Developer Horizon:
Improving and extending AppRecommender:
Improving the debsources frontend:
Improving voice, video and chat communication with Free Software:
- Alok Anand
- Balram P
- Jaminy Prabaharan
- Keerthana Krishnan
- Kévin Avignon
- Mateus Bellomo
- Mesut Can Gurle
- Nicolas Reynaud
- Nik Vaessen
- Olivier Grégoire
- Pranav Jain
- Simon Désaulniers
- Udit Raikwar
MIPS and MIPSEL ports improvements:
Reproducible Builds for Debian and Free Software:
Support for KLEE in Debile:
The Google Summer of Code and Outreachy programs are possible in Debian thanks to the effort of Debian developers and contributors that dedicate part of their free time to mentor students and outreach tasks.
Congratulations to all of them!
Debian selected to participate in the Google Summer of CodeOn Sun 13 March 2016 with tags announce gsoc
Written by Nicolas Dandrimont
For the tenth time running, Debian has been selected as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code (Debian-specific program page), an internship program open to university students aged 18 and up.
Our team of amazing mentors has cooked up an exciting list of projects this year, and we would be glad to have you on board with Debian for one of those summer internships. The student application period will open on March 14 (and close on March 25), but feel free to subscribe to our mailing list and get in touch with our mentors. You can also catch us on our IRC channel #debian-soc.
Debian is now welcoming applicants for Outreachy and GSoC Summer 2015On Mon 16 March 2015 with tags announce gsoc outreachy
Written by Ana Guerrero Lopez
We'd like to reshare a post from Nicolas Dandrimont.
Outreachy helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved. The current round of internships is open to women (cis and trans), trans men, genderqueer people, and all participants of the Ascend Project regardless of gender.
Google Summer of Code is a global program, sponsored by Google, that offers post-secondary student developers ages 18 and older stipends to write code for various open source software projects.
Interns for both programs are granted a $5500 stipend (in three installments) allowing them to dedicate their summer to working full-time on Debian.
Our amazing team of mentors has listed their project ideas on the Debian wiki, and we are now welcoming applicants for both programs.
If you want to apply for an internship with Debian this summer, please fill out the template for either Outreachy or GSoC. If you’re eligible to both programs, we’ll encourage you to apply to both (using the same application), as Debian only has funds for a single Outreachy intern this round.
Don’t wait up! The application period for Outreachy ends March 24th, and the GSoC application period ends March 27th. We really want applicants to start contributing to their project before making our selection, so that mentors can get a feel of how working with their intern will be like for three months. The small task is a requirement for Outreachy, and we’re strongly encouraging GSoC applicants to abide by that rule too. To contribute in the best conditions, you shouldn’t wait for the last minute to apply :-)
I hope we’ll work with a lot of great interns this summer. If you think you’re up for the challenge, it’s time to apply! If you have any doubts, or any question, drop us a line on the soc-coordination mailing list or come by on our IRC channel (#debian-soc on irc.debian.org) and we’ll do our best to guide you.
Debian welcomes its 2014 GSoC students!On Tue 22 April 2014 with tags announce gsoc
Written by Nicolas Dandrimont
We're excited to announce that 19 students have been selected to work with Debian during the Google Summer of Code this year!
Here is the list of accepted students and projects:
- Abhishek Bhattacharjee: AppStream/DEP-11 for the Debian Archive
- Alexander Ovchinnikov: Debian built with clang
- Andrew Schurman: Recursively building Java dependencies from source
- Arthur Marble: Debian built with clang
- Brandon Fairchild: Debian Continuous Integration - Web Interface
- Clément Schreiner: Provide some metrics in Debile
- Dionysios Fryganas: Project import/export for Alioth (FusionForge)
- Floris-Andrei Stoica-Marcu: Get Muon ready
- Ian S. Donnelly: Improve Configuration Upgrade Mechansim with Elektra
- Joseph Bisch: Debian metrics portal
- Juliana Louback: WebRTC portal for the Debian community
- Kumar Sukhani: Integrate Debian with Android
- Lucas Kanashiro: Debian Continuous Integration
- Pavol Rohár: mhonarc replacement for lists.debian.org
- Peter Pentchev: Bootstrappable Debian
- Plamen Aleksandrov: Improve Debian on mipsel
- Sergey Davidoff: Package elementary software
- Sphinx Jiang: Improve Debian on mips64el
- Xilin Sun: Improve Debian on mipsel
As always, you will be able to follow their progress on the SoC coordination mailing-list
Congratulations to all the students and let's make sure we all have an amazing summer!