[pypy-dev] idea for Summer of PyPy - call for feedback

holger krekel hpk at trillke.net
Mon Jan 16 07:49:31 CET 2006

Hey again, 

so right after this mail was sent out there was a
codespeak downtime lasting 12 hours. 

Anyway, let me clarify that this mail was not addressed 
to the core PyPy developers (who endorse the idea already) 
but to everybody else so please speak up if you are interested
or have comments regarding the idea.  Hum, or should we 
post to comp.lang.python? 

you can of course also mail me privately - it doesn't mean 
that you have to guarantee to propose something later. 



On Sat, Jan 14, 2006 at 21:31 +0100, holger krekel wrote:
> while many of us are gearing up for the EU review end next
> week (we should sent our last reports in, puh!) 
> there is an idea where i'd enjoy your feedback on. 
> We'd like to propose to the EU that we can fund 
> a Summer of PyPy (modelled after Google's Summer of Code
> last year) which would roughly work like this: 
> - all students can send in proposals for roughly two-months 
>   projects that leverage PyPy in some way - e.g. in areas like
>   new backends or frontends, optimisations, new fun 
>   tools, security, distributed systems, logical programming, 
>   whatever. 
> - 6-10 people get accepted from a board of experts 
>   and everyone gets a personal mentor 
> - you would be invited to the PyPy Post-EuroPython sprint 
>   which serves as a kickoff meeting
> - two months implementation time 
> - participants are invited to another closing-off sprint 
> - results get reviewed if they achieved the goals 
>   if so: a sum of 3000-4000 euro is payed flat
> This is the rough idea - no guarantee it will work this
> exact way or any way at all :) 
> So what do you think about this whole idea? 
> And would you personally consider wanting to participate? 
> Are you not a student and would like to participate anyway? 
> Summer of PyPy would involve a noticeable organisational 
> effort on our side so it's good to have an idea how much 
> interest there might be.  
> thanks & cheers, 
>     holger
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