Google Summer of Code 2010

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February 8: Program announced. Life is good.
March 8:~12 noon PST / 19:00 UTC Mentoring organizations can begin submitting applications to Google.
March 12:4 PM PDT / 23:00 UTC Mentoring organization application deadline.
March 13-17: Google program administrators review organization applications.
March 18:~12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC List of accepted mentoring organizations published on the Google Summer of Code 2010 site.
March 18-29: Would-be student participants discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations.
March 29:~12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC Student application period opens.
April 9:12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC Student application deadline.
Interim Period: Mentoring organizations review and rank student proposals; where necessary, mentoring organizations may request further proposal detail from the student applicant.
April 21: All mentors must be signed up and all student proposals matched with a mentor - 07:00 UTCStudent ranking/scoring deadline. Please do not add private comments with a nonzero score or mark students as ineligible (unless doing so as part of resolving duplicate accepted students) after this deadline - 17:00 UTCIRC meeting to resolve any outstanding duplicate accepted students - timing TBD, will be announced well in advance
April 26:~12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC Accepted student proposals announced on the Google Summer of Code 2010 site.
Community Bonding Period: Students get to know mentors, read documentation, get up to speed to begin working on their projects.
May 24: Students begin coding for their GSoC projects;Google begins issuing initial student payments provided tax forms are on file and students are in good standing with their communities.
Interim Period: Mentors give students a helping hand and guidance on their projects.
July 12:~12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC Mentors and students can begin submitting mid-term evaluations.
July 16:12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC Mid-term evaluations deadline;Google begins issuing mid-term student payments provided passing student survey is on file.
Interim Period: Mentors give students a helping hand and guidance on their projects.
August 9: Suggested 'pencils down' date. Take a week to scrub code, write tests, improve documentation, etc.
August 16:~12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC Firm 'pencils down' date. Mentors, students and organization administrators can begin submitting final evaluations to Google.
August 20:12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC Final evaluation deadlineGoogle begins issuing student and mentoring organization payments provided forms and evaluations are on file.
August 23: Final results of GSoC 2010 announced
August 30: Students can begin submitting required code samples to Google
October (date TBD): Mentor Summit at Google: Representatives from each successfully participating organization are invited to Google to greet, collaborate and code. Our mission for the weekend: make the program even better, have fun and make new friends.


see also

MediaWiki extension to create ZIM files

  • content selection by user:
    • add a selector to each article "include this article"
    • provide a method to include categories / all articles with selected categories
    • choose if images should be included as well or not
    • choose if selected articles / category should be exported or the whole wiki
  • content selection by extension:
    • make a list of all selected articles
    • make a list of all categories needed
    • make a list of all involved images / files
    • gather a list of involved MIME types
  • ZIM header:
    • send the list of content to zimlib
    • create meta data for zimlib
    • send MIME type list
  • ZIM content:
    • provide an interface for zimlib where it can fetch article content
    • retrieve HTML content of an article - only content section

zimreader for mobile phones

make a HTML viewer that uses zimlib to show contents on a mobile phone

can be

  • Symbian
  • J2ME

Students Application Template

  • name
  • location (city, country)
  • age
  • personal website
  • mail address
  • IRC nickname
  • Wikipedia username
  • your experience with mediawiki (usage, coding)
  • why did you choose this project for GSoC (motivation, expectations)?
  • would you be able to present your project at Wikimania Conference, June 9 - 11 2010?