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Category Archives: Summer Coding

Midway point approaching for Fedora Summer Coding


The season is clipping right along for Fedora Summer Coding.  The projects are set and running, and we’re approaching the mid-term evaluation period 05 to 12 July. A quick look at the numbers: 15 students and projects. 20 primary mentors, with 15+ more general mentors (includes mentoring the mentors) Three funding sources (two from Red […]

Summer rolling in Fedora Summer Coding


The best part of Fedora Summer Coding 2010 has begun: students are working on their projects with mentors and related communities.  Although some of it may happen on the program discussion list, most of that work should be in those related communities.  We’ll start seeing student and mentor blog posts on the Fedora Planet, and […]

I’m not so hot at fundraising, how about you?


This summer I’ve been trying to find other sponsors for the Fedora Summer Coding program.  Timing was short from the start, but it was worth the effort. I’m not having much success, and I think that’s as much about my weakness in this area as a lack of interest or budget.  I should get out […]

My POSSE in Cali – Professors’ Open Source Summer Experience


Finally!  This coming 05 to 09 July we are hosting Professors’ Open Source Summer Experience (POSSE) in Mountain View.  And I get to participate as a full instructor in this coolest of programs to come out of the Red Hat community leadership team in the last year. If you are in California this July and […]

More time for Fedora Summer Coding – schedule moved back a month


In today’s SIG meeting, the group decided to move back our schedule by a month so we can: Give mentors more time to generate good ideas; Give students more time to generate good proposals; Give organizers more time to find sponsors and funding. The last one is the most important to me.  We only have […]

Sponsoring Summer Coding – get and give value


Has your company every wanted to partner with Google on their Summer of Code?  (It’s not something they share, and I know people have asked.) Don’t answer too quickly.  You might want to check with some contacts in other departments, see if there ever has been interest in tapping the deeper benefits of sponsoring a […]

Students – You are invited to submit proposals for Fedora Summer Coding 2010


Start here – But here is some more, in case you want to read it.

Fedora Summer Coding organizing – halp!!!


We are trying to turn the lights on for a new program this year, Fedora Summer Coding 2010. This is more than making lemonade out of lemons.  After we figured out that the whole idea of summer coding wasn’t kinda-sorta-good but actually pretty great when done right for your own community, it was clear we […]

Ideas for summer coding due by 14 April (updated)


While we finish the Summer Coding 2010 page, it is past time for you all to let us know the problems you would like to see solved by summer coding/internship students. Idea page is here: How-to fill out an ideas page is here: Let’s get this filled with serious ideas you are willing […]

Seeking sponsors: universities, corporations, foundations, individuals, creative ideas


A cornerstone of our Fedora Summer Coding is connecting sponsors (those with resources to share) with students (those with time, passion, and skills to share.)  It’s not necessary as a sponsor to have ideas of how your resources should be used, that’s what the Fedora Project and mentors and sub-projects are prepared to do. […]