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Re: Google Summer of Code 2012

Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:59 am

Hello,

First time poster here :D. Before I say anything else I want to say I love the idea behind Raspberry Pi and I can\'t wait to get my own board.

My question is quite simple: Google does not know yet if they are going to be running a Summer of Code for 2012 yet, but if they do, would the Raspberry Pi Foundation participate? I\'d very much like to contribute to you, and it seems like that would be an excellent way to do it.

Thanks,
Semi

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2012

Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:51 pm

:( i can haz answer?

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2012

Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:55 pm

Isn\'t that really up to Google if they let the r-pi enter as a valid programming platform?
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Re: Google Summer of Code 2012

Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:01 pm

I looks as though it\'s fairly easy for an organization to apply, but I\'ve never applied as an organization so I wouldn\'t know.

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2012

Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:17 pm

I doubt the trustees want to commit to anything, but it seems like an obvious good idea to apply as both the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the participating students could get a lot out of it. I\'ve participated in the Summer of Code as a student in the past and found it a great experience. Of course not every organisation that applies to SoC gets on. Let\'s see what form SoC takes next year assuming Google keep it up, and by all means come back to hassle the Foundation to apply when applications open (I know I\'ll be talking to the trustees I have access to about it).

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2012

Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:29 pm

I\'m not sure it\'s the Foundation\'s job. Maybe an enterprising *teacher* could set up a team, but the foundation only tackles hardware and software, not wetware.
On another angle, I\'m no quite sure that event would be a very nice fit for all kids. It\'s probably better for older kids/young adults at least, and I for one didn\'t like crowds, nor competition, that much when I was a kid. Nor today, BTW ^^

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2012

Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:31 pm

obarthelemy: Read up on Summer of Code. It\'s not targeted at children (indeed, participants must be 18+). Basically you apply for a project to work on for a number of months, and if you get chosen you get a stipend to work on it.

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2012

Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:13 pm

[quote]Quote from asb on December 2, 2011, 22:31
obarthelemy: Read up on Summer of Code. It\'s not targeted at children (indeed, participants must be 18+). Basically you apply for a project to work on for a number of months, and if you get chosen you get a stipend to work on it.[/quote]
You say that as if education stops at 18.

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2012

Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:16 pm

[quote]Quote from Warringer on December 3, 2011, 16:13
You say that as if education stops at 18.[/quote]

Of course it doesn\'t, but stipends start at 18 ;).

In all seriousness however, I think that this is a great way for R.Pi to both attain visibility and attract young volunteers who after working on the project may well come back and work on it again.

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2012

Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:54 pm

I don\'t know much about Google\'s summer of code but I can\'t see any great push for it happening for 2012. Since it is relativity soon (the boards are not even available yet and I assume the first year could be fairly hectic for the foundation) and it doesn\'t directly meet the aims of the foundation if it is for the 18+ age group as you say. I can imagine it being more realistic in 2013 when the Pi is a bit more out there, and some large (preferably) education programming projects can be thought up.

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2012

Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:37 pm

[quote]Quote from barr5790 on December 3, 2011, 21:54
... and it doesn\'t directly meet the aims of the foundation if it is for the 18+ age group as you say.[/quote]

the projects could be for the 18+ people to make the raspi platform more stable and easier/better for kids to program though.

[quote]I can imagine it being more realistic in 2013 when the Pi is a bit more out there,[/quote]

it\'s possible that there\'ll be enough out there by summer 2012. and if it does make it into gsoc, the sooner the better.

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