[python-uk] BBC Research, Kamaelia & Google's Summer of Code 2007

Michael Sparks ms at cerenity.org
Thu Mar 22 16:44:07 CET 2007


We're participating in Google's Summer of Code as a mentor organisation
again, and I thought it worth spreading some extra publicity on mailing lists,
I'm on that I think might have some interested people. (I perhaps should've 
sent this sooner!)

* What's Google Summer of Code?

Essentially it's Google paying students to work on open source projects and
being mentored in those projects, producing useful code and learning useful
skills. Part of the aim is to increase the number of people bitten by the
open source bug :-)

* How is BBC Research/ Kamaelia involved?

Like last year we're a mentor organisation, Kamaelia is the open source
project that project applications are invited for. It's aim is to make highly
concurrent systems natural to create and simple to maintain. (given a choice
of forces the we choose the latter) We seem to be having some success in this
and have a number of systems we've built using Kamaelia. Kamaelia is
primarily focussed around building networked, multimedia systems, tools and
applications, however Kamaelia is a generic component framework & toolset.
The current implementation is in python, but the approach and concepts are
portable with a proof of concept in python.

Our project ideas and guidance page is here:
   * http://kamaelia.sourceforge.net/SummerOfCode2007

However, we're also interested other ideas beyond that, especially systems
that use Kamaelia that can act as exemplars. To give an idea of potential
scope, a list of components can be found here:
   * http://kamaelia.sourceforge.net/Components

* Who can Apply ?

You need to be a student now, or in september enrolled at a university degree
course or similar level of institution/degree.

* When is the deadline ?

Monday midnight.

* Url?


Please feel free to forward this to any students or student groups you would
find this interesting ! :-)


Michael Sparks, Senior Research Engineer, BBC Research, Technology Group
michael.sparks at rd.bbc.co.uk, Kamaelia Project Lead, http://kamaelia.sf.net/

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