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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).

Discussion about any Python-related SoC topic should take place on [http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/soc2007-mentors the soc2007-mentors mailing list].

Students: How to submit a proposal

Student applications are now open.

[http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforStudents 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 [http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforMentors 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.

Previous years

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