Dear developers of Zope,
Google is doing Summer of Code this year again. With an entity like the
Zope Foundation in place, Zope could participate for the first time.
What do we need to do? Apart from applying to Google as a participating
organization, we need
It'd be great if some of the Zope core committers would volunteer to
mentor a student. This doesn't mean you will definitely end up
mentoring one, just show your willingness.
b) project suggestions.
The best way to encourage a student to work on Zope would be to
provide a list of possible projects that s/he could work on. It'd be
great if each volunteering mentor would suggest at least one project.
If a student should get accepted for one of those projects, it will
obviously make a lot of sense if the person who suggested the project
would mentor him/her.
Note that student projects should keep a student busy for several
weeks, though it should not be too hard. Nevertheless, questions
regarding architecture and design can always be discussed with the
mentor (this is what s/he is there for) so you don't have to spell it
all out in advance. A short paragraph describing the project should
be enough for now.
Suggestions? Thoughts? Criticism? Please let me know.
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