Just a quick reminder to send in your talk and workshop proposals for Akademy 2010. The deadline is April 23rd. The next two people to send in a proposal will get cookies (yes the real kind) in Finland. So go and check the call for papers, write your proposal, send it in and then see you in Tampere 🙂
Role models are key to getting more women and especially young girls interested in science and technology and specifically open source. And here are some of KDE’s finest 🙂 Will you be one of them next year?
KDE has once again been accepted as an org for GSoC. Yay! This means we’ll once again be welcoming a bunch of great students into our team to make KDE software rock this summer.
So what to do now?
If you’re a student who wants to take part in GSoC this year: Go and check out the ideas page and pick one you like or come up with your own idea. Then get in touch with the team working on the program you want to contribute to over the summer. Work with them to write a kick-ass proposal and then hopefully make it reality this summer. To keep up with all things GSoC you can also subscribe to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list.
If you’re a potential mentor: Go and check out the flow chart below. It has everything you should need to know about how we’re doing GSoC this year. Then go and subscribe to the email@example.com list. Further announcements for mentors will be made there.
If you have any questions please join us in our IRC channel #kde-soc on freenode or send an email to the kde-soc mailing list.
Since Google Summer of Code is coming up again very soon Sven, Phil and I will be doing a short info session at the University of Karlsruhe on Thursday at 4pm in room HS -101 in building 50.34 (Infobau). We’ll be giving a short intro to GSoC and tell a bit about how GSoC works in KDE and Debian and of course answer lots of questions. If you’re planning to apply this year you should definitely show up 🙂 Please drop me a short email if you want to attend at lydia at kde org.
If you’re not in Karlsruhe or anywhere near there are info sessions in other cities around the world listed in the GSoC calendar.