If you’re a student, you have from now until the 3rd of April to apply for a Summer of Code slot.
If you’d like to mentor for DragonFly, as several people have expressed interest, sign yourself up at the Summer of Code site and request mentoring for DragonFly. If you sign up before the 23rd, when students can start applying, you’ll get added to the private mentors mailing list.
DragonFly BSD is a participating organization in Google’s Summer of Code 2009. (See the lists of participating organizations at the Google site.)
I have an announcement message with more details on the mailing lists; the next important date is the 23rd, when students can apply. If you’re a student, start putting your proposal together and talking with others. If you can mentor, sign yourself up on the Google site and request a mentoring spot.
I just finished the application for DragonFly to participate in Summer of Code 2009:
We did well last year, so I’m hoping we will get in again. Check the website for this year’s details.
If you are interested in the Google Summer of Code project, as a student, a mentor, or just want to suggest a project, write that down:
The application period starts for DragonFly (for the organization, not students) in a week, and it’ll help to see who wants to get in on the action.
If you can see YouTube, you can see a 20-minute presentation from a Philip Johnson about his experiences from Google Summer of Code 2008, where he was a mentor for another project. If you aren’t familiar with the Summer of Code project, or think that you might participate as a student, this is a good introduction to the concept.
The wiki from Summer of Code 2008 has been opened up to the world and is being treated as a general resource for mentors and students, so please consult it if you are thing of being either one of those things.
Also, a FAQ for the 2009 session is together. Applications start in March, so get yourself together…
Update: Dates mentioned here, by me.