On Mar 16, 2011, at 09:54 PM, Matthew Brunelle wrote:
Hello, I'm a high school senior from Rhode Island. I'm interested in working on Mail Man for the Google Summer of Code. I was wondering where I would best be able to help out. I had looked on the ideas list http://wiki.python.org/moin/SummerOfCode/2011/Mailman and I think I would be able to do the most with completing the Django web u/i.
Hi Matthew. I'm sorry for the delay in responding; I always fall so far behind email during Pycon.
I have some experience with Django (as a personal project I'm working on a web application that analyzes cross country results). So this seems like the best area for me, but if anyone else knows of any opportunities I'd love to hear about them.
I also don't have any experience with mailing lists. I did some research on proper etiquette but if I brake any social rules I truly apologize.
Not at all. mailman-developers is exactly the right place to discuss GSoC. We've had some discussions off-line about the program and how we'll mentor it, and it's time to start bring those discussions public.
Working on the Django web ui is definitely a core task for GSoC this year. Last year Anna did some great work on it, and I think we're in a great position to finish this up, and do more real-world testing with the REST API in the engine.
In the next few days I should be filling out a wiki page on wiki.list.org for our 2011 GSoC participation, which will be under PSF sponsorship. I'd be very happy for you to participate. I registered as a mentor just this morning, and I know Florian will mentor again this year too. You're welcome to email here or ping me on irc.freenode.net #mailman.
I'll send a follow up when the wiki page is up and running. It'll be linked to from the Python GSoC page.