From: Christopher Sean Morrison <brlcad@ma...> - 2009-03-13 21:48:17
I'm going to be lazy and not check whether everyone is on the dev
list or not, so you might get this message twice. That said, it's
that time of year again! I've completed our application for BRL-CAD
so we should find out on the 18th whether BRL-CAD is accepted to
participate this year in the Google Summer of Code.
Approximately the same number of organizations applied as last year
but they are reportedly planning to reduce the program by about 10%
this year. So possibly 110 orgs total or 20 fewer than last year, or
the increase the org count and reduce the average number of slots to
Regardless, I'm anticipating actually accepting fewer slots this year
so that the students can be worked with more closely, but it'll
entirely depend on the type and number of applications. For example,
it will depend on how many if any students from last year apply
again. At least two have expressed interest in participating again
and I'm supportive.
Anyone interested in being a mentor can go to http://
socghop.appspot.com and log in and send me your link_id (Edit Profile).
There will be a few changes from last year, but I'll only go into
detail on that if we are accepted back as an organization.