[Shipwright] Google Summer of Code!

Shawn M Moore sartak at bestpractical.com
Mon Mar 10 20:38:25 EDT 2008


(Before I begin: we now have an IRC channel for Shipwright: #shipwright on

The application process for Google Summer of Code 2008 -
(http://code.google.com/soc/2008/) - has started. For those who don't
know, this is a Google-sponsored project that pays student developers to
work on Open Source projects.

We're excited about Shipwright being a possible Summer of Code project,
under the umbrella of the new Enlightened Perl Organisation
(http://www.enlightenedperl.org/). Enlightened Perl's aims are to
promote the use of Perl as a high-level, enterprise-grade solution, and
to collect and distribute funding and support for modules and
applications that further such a use of Perl. In conjunction with the
Perl Foundation, Enlightened Perl is currently serving as a mentoring
organization for Catalyst, Jifty, DBIx::Class, RT, svk and Moose, and
potentially many more.

The Enlightened Perl coordinator for GSoC2008 is Mike Whitaker (IRC:
Penfold on irc.perl.org, Email: epo at altrion.org).

We need:

Suggestions for projects: please add these to the Enlightened Perl
section on
http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?gsoc2008_projects. Not all
students will want to take on a suggested project - some will propose a
project of their own (and frequently have a lot of success doing so).
The GSoC schedule allocates roughly 2 1/2 months of development time to
individual projects.

Since Shipwright is such a new project, it should be easy to come up
with some. What do you guys want to see? (other than more documentation

Volunteers for people to act as mentors (either for a specific project
or in general). This will require a certain time commitment - you will
be expected to be in touch with both your student and the Enlightened
Perl coordinator for a couple of short Agile-style 'standup' meetings
every working day. If you're willing, please add yourself to

If you want more information, feel free to ask on IRC (#soc or #epo on
irc.perl.org, or #jifty on irc.freenode.org) and/or check the GSoC and
EP websites, or respond to this mail.


Shawn M Moore,
for Best Practical


Mike Whitaker,
for Enlightened Perl Organisation

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