Google is running their 'Summer of Code' again this year. For those unfamiliar with it, SoC pays students a small stipend to contribute to an open-source project. ZooKeeper could greatly benefit from participation - there is always more work to do than the committers and contributors are able to find time for.
The application process, both for mentoring organizations and students, is described here: http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2010/faqs Briefly, we need to put together a list of project ideas by this Friday. I'd really like suggestions from the community for things they'd like students to work on. Please be as specific as possible - and if you are willing to mentor a project, so much the better! This is a great chance to get your personal ZooKeeper issue addressed, if it turns out to be an interesting project. There is a wiki page here: http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/ZooKeeper/SoC2010Ideas that requires that you sign up to edit. Please post your project ideas up there - I've left one as an example. You can also mail me directly and I'll post them myself. On Friday I'll tidy up the page and send in an application to Google. Henry -- Henry Robinson Software Engineer Cloudera 415-994-6679