Google Summer of Code 2014

Written By: Tobias Schlatter

This year the Scala team applied again for Google Summer of Code, and we’re happy to announce that we have been approved to be mentoring organization!

What is Google Summer of Code

Google invites students to come up with interesting, non-trivial problems for their favourite open-source projects and work on them over the summer. Participants get support from the community, plus a mentor who makes sure they don’t get lost and that students meet their goals. Aside from the satisfaction of solving challenging problems, students get paid for their work. This is an incredible opportunity to get involved in the Scala community and get helpful support along the way.

How to get involved

First, have a look at our project ideas page. The ideas there are meant as suggestions to serve as a starting point. We expect students to explore the ideas in much more detail, preferably with their own suggestions and detailed plans on how they want to proceed. But don’t feel constrained by the provided list! We welcome any challenging project idea pertaining to Scala!

The best place to propose and discuss your proposals is our “scala-language” mailing list. This way you will get quickly responses from the whole Scala community. If you know of a potential mentor, it also might be a good idea to also include them in your discussion on the scala-language mailing list. If not, don’t be afraid to ask who you might be able to contact in your discussion on scala-language.

Previous Summer of Code

We encourage you to have a look at our Summer of Code 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 pages to get an idea of kind of projects we undertook in previous years.

Please join us!