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Google Summer of Code - 2009 Edition

ArgoEclipse has participated successfully in three Google Summers of Code and we're hoping to participate again this year (but we're not accepted yet -- see the schedule below).

Participation is a great way to not only learn about open source projects and how they are run, but also to learn the skills necessary for distributed, collaborative software development in any environment -- commercial, public, non-profit, or open source.

You should check out Google's main Summer of Code page at http://code.google.com/soc/ if you haven't done so already to get an overview of what the program is and how it works.

Project Ideas

Choosing a good focus for your project is important both for the success of your application and the success of your summer's project. Check the ProjectIdeas page for a description of some of the things that we'd like to see done, but remember that this isn't an exclusive list. If you've got a good idea that you're passionate about, feel free to propose it. We love good ideas even if they weren't ours.

Schedule

Here's a brief outline of the summer's schedule. The application window is March 23-April 3, but don't wait until then to start your preparation.

February 8

Program announcement

March 18

List of accepted organizations announced

March 23

Student application period opens.

April 3

Student application deadline.

April 20

Accepted student proposals announced

May 23

Students begin coding for their GSoC projects

July 6-13

Mid-term evaluations

August 17

Project completion

August 24

Final evaluation deadline

See the full timeline at http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/program/google/gsoc2009/faqs#timeline

Application Process

Applications are judged on a combination of the applicant's strength and suitability and the project's strength and suitability.