On Friday, 10 February 2017 at 19:00:54 UTC, CRAIG DILLABAUGH
Hello D Community
Just coming here to inform everyone that our D application for
GSoC 2017 was sadly rejected. Unfortunately (for me) it is
completely my fault, I failed to fill out one line on one of
the three forms that comprised the application. Even more
frustrating I went online on the 8th to make sure that
everything was in order and I noticed and filled in the
offending line. However I must have either failed to hit 'save'
or the save itself failed (I will assume the later since that
makes me look less incompetent).
To make matters worse I got an automated email from Google at
3am the morning of the deadline warning me, but since I had a
particularly busy day at work on the 9th I didn't get a chance
to check my email until shortly after noon on Feb 9th. At which
point it was too late.
So I want to apologize to the D community for this mix up on my
part, and in particular to those who invested time in helping
get ready for this year's GSoC and to you students who were
looking forward to applying. However, for anyone who did work
on the Ideas page that can at least be re-used and we now have
a much fuller list.
Not sure how viable this is, but would the D Foundation be able
to do its own version of the Summer of Code? The D Summer of Code?
Depending on how much money it has, it could pick some students
that were working on proposals and pay them what Google would
have paid them based on performance like in the real GSoC.