This page coordinates the Google Summer of Code projects involving Python and mentored by the Python Software Foundation (PSF) in 2009.

The 2009 PSF SoC coordinator is ArcRiley <arcriley@gmail.com>. Contact him if you have any questions.

Prospective Students

If you are a student interested in working on core Python development or on a project that helps the Python community, we'd love to have you apply to the Python Software Foundation for this year's Google Summer of Code.

You should join the soc2009-general mailing list and take a look at the Project Ideas section below. If any interest you, feel free to contact the proposer for details. You can also discuss your own project ideas with the people mentioned or talk about them on the soc2009-general mailing list. Some of us also hang out on #gsoc-python on freenode.

Students should read SummerOfCode/Expectations to understand what is expected of them.

Project Ideas

These are project ideas proposed by mentors grouped roughly on the type of work it entails. Use the provided links for each for more information and contact the mentors interested in it.

Note: This list of project ideas is still being expanded; check back regularly!

Summary

Useful skills and experience

Contact

Core Python

Improve the 2to3 tool for better Python 3 migration

Python, Python3

BenjaminPeterson

3to2 tool for backporting Py3 code

Python, Python3

BenjaminPeterson

Extend subprocess module

Python

TitusBrown

Provide nose wrapper for core Python test framework

Python

TitusBrown

Improve C and Python test coverage for core

C, Python

TitusBrown

Implement branch coverage recording for CPython

C, Python

TitusBrown

Helper Python core development tools

Python, dev tools

Ali Afshar, DanielDiniz

Development

Buildbot replacement

Python, Buildbot

TitusBrown

Distutils test framework using PYPI. See this page

Python, Buildbot

Tarek Ziadé

Build a keyring library for Python. See this page

Python

Tarek Ziadé

Cython has a list of potential projects

Python, C

CythonTeam

Sphinx has a list of potential projects as well -- contact #pocoo on freenode

Python, potentially HTML/JavaScript

GeorgBrandl

Stackless Python has a list of potential projects

Python, C, C++

Richard Tew

PyPy also has a list of potential projects

Python

the PyPy team

Roundup / Python Tracker enhancements

Python

Stefan Seefeld, MartinvonLoewis, DanielDiniz

Education

Porting Crunchy to Python 3.0

Python, Python3, WSGI

André Roberge

Adapting RUR-PLE as a Crunchy plugin

Python, javascript

André Roberge

Gaming

Accelerated soy.fields physics in PySoy

Python, C, liboil, ODE

EricStein

Character animation in PySoy using GLSL

Python, C, OpenGL, Quaternion math

BlaisePascal

Programmable rendering models in PySoy

Python, C, OpenGL

ArcRiley

Themeable widgets with inheritance in PySoy

Python, C, OpenGL

ArcRiley

PyGame has their own ideas page

Python, C (varied)

PyGame

MathSci

Extracting matplotlib's mathematical expression renderer a standalone project

Python

MplMentors

Adding an html5/canvas backend to matplotlib

Python, HTML5

MplMentors

NumPy and SciPy has a list of project ideas

Python

SciPy/NumPy team

SymPy has a list of project ideas

Python

SymPy team

Networking

Gajim propose some ideas.

Python, XMPP

Yann Leboulanger

Testing

Port figleaf to Python3

Python3

TitusBrown

Integrate C coverage reporting into figleaf

C, Python

TitusBrown

Pythoscope enhancements

Python, unit testing, code generation

Michał Kwiatkowski

Miscellaneous

Build suite of migration tools to help people move projects between forges like DrProject, SourceForge, Google Code, Trac, etc.

Python, Trac/SF/GC

Blake Winton, Greg Wilson, David Wolever

Plastex performance improvements and MathML extensions (so we can finally retire Latex2Html)

Python, LaTeX

Kevin D. Smith, Greg Wilson

Extend Pysync version control abstraction library to work with more VCS's and provide write access as well as read

Python, C, CVS/SVN/P4/Git/Hg/Bzr/etc.

Aran Donohue, Christian Muise, Greg Wilson

Build Python into BOINC/GridRepublic

Python

TitusBrown

Work on pygr

Python, bioinformatics

TitusBrown

Tahoe: implement the storage server protocol over HTTP -- details

Python, networking, HTTP

TahoeMentors

Tahoe: FUSE integration -- details, more details

Python, filesystems, Linux kernel

TahoeMentors

Tahoe: visualization -- real-time and historical filesystem performance, and social network

Python, GUI

TahoeMentors

Tahoe: DVCS-on-Tahoe -- integrate a DVCS such as Mercurial to make an indestructible "repository in the clouds" -- details

Python, DVCS

TahoeMentors

Tahoe: semi-private keys -- prove the security of a new form of public key cryptography, and implement it -- details

Python, mathematics

TahoeMentors

Mentor Instructions

We've setup /Incoming for mentors who find the above table intimidating to edit. You can still brave editing this page, just be careful.

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