[jifty-devel] Google Summer of Code!

Shawn M Moore sartak at bestpractical.com
Mon Mar 10 20:24:56 EDT 2008


The application process for Google Summer of Code 2008 -
(http://code.google.com/soc/2008/) - has started. For those who don't
know, this is a Google-sponsored project that pays student developers to
work on Open Source projects.

We're excited about Jifty being a possible Summer of Code project, under
the umbrella of the new Enlightened Perl Organisation
(http://www.enlightenedperl.org/). Enlightened Perl's aims are to
promote the use of Perl as a high-level, enterprise-grade solution, and
to collect and distribute funding and support for modules and
applications that further such a use of Perl. In conjunction with the
Perl Foundation, Enlightened Perl is currently serving as a mentoring
organization for Catalyst, Jifty, DBIx::Class, RT, svk and Moose, and
potentially many more.

The Enlightened Perl coordinator for GSoC2008 is Mike Whitaker (IRC:
Penfold on irc.perl.org, Email: epo at altrion.org).

We need:

Suggestions for projects: please add these to the Enlightened Perl
section on
http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?gsoc2008_projects. Not all
students will want to take on a suggested project - some will propose a
project of their own (and frequently have a lot of success doing so).
The GSoC schedule allocates roughly 2 1/2 months of development time to
individual projects. What ponies do we not yet have in Jifty? :)

Volunteers for people to act as mentors (either for a specific project
or in general). This will require a certain time commitment - you will
be expected to be in touch with both your student and the Enlightened
Perl coordinator for a couple of short Agile-style 'standup' meetings
every working day. If you're willing, please add yourself to

If you want more information, feel free to ask on IRC (#soc or #epo on
irc.perl.org, or #jifty on irc.freenode.org) and/or check the GSoC and
EP websites, or respond to this mail.


Shawn M Moore,
for Best Practical


Mike Whitaker,
for Enlightened Perl Organisation

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