[racket-dev] Google Summer of Code

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Feb 15 08:27:35 EST 2012

On Feb 14, 2012, at 10:26 PM, Asumu Takikawa wrote:

> On 2012-02-14 09:58:12 -0800, John Clements wrote:
>> I sent an e-mail to Asumu about a week ago that sneakily tried to get him to take responsibility, and it sounds like he might be on it. If not, I'll take the lead. Asumu? 
> I'm still up for it. The application process starts on the 27th but we
> should do some preparation for it.
> First of all though, are people interested in this? If we're accepted,
> any students we get are paired up with mentors, so we'll need some
> people to volunteer for that. Probably not too many though.

Call for names on dev and user. 

> The mentor's responsibility is to get their student up to speed with the
> codebase/language & community, check up on progress (once or more a
> week), and formally evaluate the student.
> Other things we'd need:
>  * an ideas list (the github page should do, with some modifications)
>  * organization admin (I could do this, or anyone else more
>    appropriate) and backup admin.
>  * people willing to review student applications

Call for ideas. Set up public code review system as for Chrome. 

> Also, the mentoring org. receives $500 per student who passes final
> evaluations so an IRS W-9 form is needed for tax purposes.

List universities. Staff can handle that. 

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