Tuesday, April 21, 2009

summer of code students announced

It's been a stressful few weeks, but we've selected 30 students to work with the Python Software Foundation for Google's Summer of Code.

I don't know what I was thinking in volunteering to be the PSF's admin this year, but I'm happy to have had the opportunity. I believe we have more students working on core Python projects this year than all previous years and certainly a good start with getting students involved in our community.

There's a lot more work to be done; getting students setup on the SoC Python planet, getting all the backup mentors and coordinators organized, making sure students are taking advantage of the community bonding period, etc.

PySoy ended up with one student, Jo Yo (aka Lucas Westine) working on character animation. He worked with the Ogre3d team last year on a similar project. He's being mentored by Eric Stein (aka Toba) who wrote PySoy's soy.fields module as a Summer of Code student in 2007.

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