[racket-dev] Google Summer of Code

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Feb 15 10:31:44 EST 2012

On Feb 15, 2012, at 8:33 AM, David Van Horn wrote:

> On 2/15/12 8:27 AM, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
>> 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.
> I'm happy to volunteer.
>>> 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.
> I'd like to have Android programs that speak the 2htdp/universe protocol and support World-style programming.  I have a quick mock-up of both; I can play simple games where one player is running a BSL client on a laptop and the other player is running a Java client on their phone.  I can make this more concrete if you'd.  Google has supported me in the past by supplying phones.  This seems like a good fit.

Looks like a perfect fit. Start recruiting students. Or should we organize it as a co-op? 

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