Friday April 3 marks the deadline for applying for the Google Summer of Code
Jython project has participated under the umbrella of the Python Software
Foundation for the last two years, with several successful projects. We'd
like to have some more this summer.
Over the course of the summer and under the guidance of a mentor, a student
develops code for contribution to the Jython project. Upon successful
completion, the student receives $4500 and a rather nice t-shirt from
Google. In addition, a number of students who have participated have gone on
to present their work at such conferences as DjangoCon, JavaOne, and PyCon,
as well as become committers on the project itself.
Potential ideas include but are certainly not limited to:
- Jython performance optimization, especially with respect to JDK 7
- Improving Java and other dynamic languages integration
- Numerical Jython, a replacement for JNumeric that provides
- Integration with the Java ecosystem: Web services, distributed shared
memory like Terracotta, better support for Hadoop, Spring, etc.
So potential students, please submit your applications by *April 3, 12 noon
PDT / 19:00 UTC*
Also feel free to email this list with your ideas, or one of the committers
privately as you see fit. This can also be an opportunity to further polish
up your application in advance of the deadline.