As I explained in a previous blog post, I am not going to participate in Fedora’s Google Summer of Code presence this coming year. If Fedora is going to participate, some of you folks need to start organizing right away.
In particular, Fedora’s GSoC team needs some people to work as program administrators, or “admins”. It’s about taking responsibility for making sure we get ourselves together before, during the event, and in follow-up. Otherwise, it’s not a ton of work, and it’s very rewarding to see improvements for the Fedora Project and students gaining greater experience participating in free and open source software.
Step one is to create, publicize, and help manage a wiki page of ideas for students. You can look at the past year’s pages to see how to do it.
If you want to be involved in running the program, join the discussion group where much of this is organized and introduce yourself. Old hands such as myself are available to help you make the magic happen. You just have to be enthusiastic and interested.