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This page coordinates the [http://code.google.com/soc/ Google "Summer of Code"] projects involving Python and mentored by the Python Software Foundation (PSF). ## page was renamed from SummerOfCode
This page coordinates the [[http://code.google.com/soc/|Google "Summer of Code"]] projects involving Python and mentored by the Python Software Foundation (PSF).
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Discussion about any Python-related SoC topic should take place on
[http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/soc2007-mentors the soc2007-mentors mailing list].
Based on previous years, we are expecting a lot of competition so when making your application it is important to note that the PSF is looking for projects that:
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 * 2007 PSF SoC coordinator: James Tauber (jtauber at jtauber dot com).  * enhance an existing Python project rather than start something complete from scratch;
 * contribute to the Python community rather than are merely written in Python.
 

The 2007 PSF SoC coordinator is JamesTauber (jtauber at jtauber dot com). Contact him if you have any questions.
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[http://code.google.com/soc/student_signup.html Apply through Google's online form.] Student applications are now open.
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[http://code.google.com/soc/student_step1.html Submit an application.] [[http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforStudents|Google's Advice for Students]]
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The Drupal folks have a good document on [http://drupal.org/node/59037 how to write a SoC application]

 * Google's [http://code.google.com/soc/studentfaq.html Student FAQ].

== Tips on writing your proposal ==

'''Be detailed.'''
Don't say "I want to improve Python's support of XYZ", because that's vague, making it difficult to assess the project's feasibility or the time required. Exactly what changes would you make to improve XYZ support?

'''Compare with alternative projects.'''
If your project will do task XYZ, look at other existing projects
that perform the same task and
explain how yours is different or better. (Or you can write a proposal to finish an existing project instead.)

'''Try to provide a rough timeline.'''
How much time would each change take (a day, a week, six weeks)? What intermediate milestones will there be? (e.g. for a game, you might get an initial graphic display in week 1, write a parser for level definitions in week 2, write a level editor in weeks 3 and 4, etc.)

'''Get feedback.''' Post the proposal to a relevant mailing list and ask for comments. Post the proposal to your weblog and see what people think.

'''Describe your experience.'''
Why are you a good person to work on this project? What skills/interests/knowledge do you have that are applicable?

'''Suggest a mentor.'''
If you know a developer who would be a good mentor for your project,
contact him/her and ask if they're interested. In 2005 and 2006, some interesting projects went unfunded because there was no one in the pool of mentors who felt capable of handling them.

Looking at the list of PSF mentors
can help you craft your proposal to match their interests.
 * ["SummerOfCode/Mentors"]
Looking at the list of PSF [[SummerOfCode/Mentors]] can help you craft your proposal to match their interests.
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[http://code.google.com/soc/mentor_step1.html Apply through Google's online form.] See [[http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforMentors|Google's Advice for Mentors]]
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 * Add your name to the mentor list at ["SummerOfCode/Mentors"].
 * [http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2006-April/063965.html Announcement made to Python-Dev]
 * [http://code.google.com/soc/mentorfaq.html Mentor FAQ]
If you are interested in becoming a mentor:

 * Add your name to the mentor list at [[SummerOfCode/Mentors]].
 * join the [[http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/soc2007-mentors|soc2007-mentors mailing list]]
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Jython and its documentation, the Python web site). Jython and its documentation, the Python web site). That said, projects relating to other Python libraries, applications or implementations (PyPy) that are relevant to the promotion of the Python programming language are also encouraged.
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 * SimpleTodo -- very small projects.
* ["CodingProjectIdeas/PythonCore"] -- ideas for the CPython interpreter.
 * ["CodingProjectIdeas/StandardLibrary"]
 * [[CodingProjectIdeas/PythonCore]] -- ideas for the CPython interpreter.
 * [[CodingProjectIdeas/StandardLibrary]]
 * https://www.drproject.org/DrProject/wiki/DrProjectSoC2007 -- DrProject ideas
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 * http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/doc/project-ideas.html -- Some ideas for PyPy
 * http://code.google.com/p/sympy/wiki/SummerOfCode -- Ideas for SymPy
 * http://code.google.com/p/pyjamas/wiki/SummerOfCode -- Idea for Pyjamas
 * [[http://docutils.sourceforge.net/docs/dev/todo.html|The Docutils to-do list]] contains a wealth of ideas. Important projects are prioritized. Subscribe to the [[https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/docutils-develop|docutils-develop]] list and ask for advice.
 * http://webpy.infogami.com/ideas -- ideas for web.py
 * http://pyblosxom.sourceforge.net/blog/static/soc2007.html -- ideas for PyBlosxom
 * http://code.google.com/p/crunchy/wiki/SummerOfCodeIdeas -- ideas for Crunchy (educational software).
 * http://www.pysoy.org/wiki/SoC2007 -- ideas for PySoy (3d engine)
See also [[SummerOfCode/Mentors]] where potential mentors have mentioned projects they are willing to mentor.

== Other Organizations using Python ==

If you can't find a well-suited PSF project, but you still want to do something with Python for SOC 2007, you can also consider the projects offered by:

 * Bazaar (http://code.google.com/soc/bzr/about.html)
 * Django (http://code.google.com/soc/django/about.html)
 * Kamaelia, BBC Research (http://code.google.com/soc/bbc/about.html and http://kamaelia.sourceforge.net/SummerOfCode2007)
 * MoinMoin (see MoinMoin:GoogleSoc2007 )
 * Open Source Applications Foundation (http://code.google.com/soc/osaf/about.html)
 * Plone Foundation (http://code.google.com/soc/plone/about.html)
 * SCons (http://code.google.com/soc/scons/about.html and http://www.scons.org/wiki/GSoC2007)
 * Subversion (http://code.google.com/soc/svn/about.html)
 * The Space Telescope Science Institute (http://code.google.com/soc/stsci/about.html)
 * wxPython (http://code.google.com/soc/wxpython/about.html)
 * Zope Foundation (http://code.google.com/soc/zope/about.html)

All the mentoring organizations are listed here: http://code.google.com/soc/
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 * ["SummerOfCode/2005"]
 * ["SummerOfCode/2006"]
 * [[SummerOfCode/2005]]
 * [[SummerOfCode/2006]]

This page coordinates the Google "Summer of Code" projects involving Python and mentored by the Python Software Foundation (PSF).

Based on previous years, we are expecting a lot of competition so when making your application it is important to note that the PSF is looking for projects that:

  • enhance an existing Python project rather than start something complete from scratch;
  • contribute to the Python community rather than are merely written in Python.

The 2007 PSF SoC coordinator is JamesTauber (jtauber at jtauber dot com). Contact him if you have any questions.

Students: How to submit a proposal

Student applications are now open.

Google's Advice for Students

Looking at the list of PSF SummerOfCode/Mentors can help you craft your proposal to match their interests.

Tips on participating

  1. Do not overbook yourself. Working on your project should be your main activity for the entire summer.
  2. You must provide weekly status reports.
  3. Participate in the developer community by joining python-dev, jython-dev, or whatever mailing list is appropriate.
  4. If you get stuck, ask for help instead of silently struggling. You can ask your mentor for help, or post a question to the development mailing list.
  5. You will be expected to learn how to use SVN.

Mentors: How to apply

The mentor's responsibility is to ensure the student makes progress. This could entail coaching them, providing motivation, making sure they aren't stuck, answering technical questions, or pointing the student to the proper resources.

Mentors should expect to get a weekly status report from their students, and should badger students who are not communicating. The weekly status should be reported to the PSF SoC coordinator.

However, the mentor is not expected to do work for the student.

Mentoring duties are expected to take a couple of hours per week.

See Google's Advice for Mentors

If you are interested in becoming a mentor:

Project ideas

For 2007, the PSF would like to concentrate on proposals that advance PSF projects (CPython and its documentation, Jython and its documentation, the Python web site). That said, projects relating to other Python libraries, applications or implementations (PyPy) that are relevant to the promotion of the Python programming language are also encouraged.

The following pages list some ideas:

See also SummerOfCode/Mentors where potential mentors have mentioned projects they are willing to mentor.

Other Organizations using Python

If you can't find a well-suited PSF project, but you still want to do something with Python for SOC 2007, you can also consider the projects offered by:

All the mentoring organizations are listed here: http://code.google.com/soc/

Previous years

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