Notes on Summer of Code 2006

  • GNOME Summer of Code 2006 - A window into the world, work and lives of GNOME Summer of Code 2006 participants. Many thanks to Google!

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If you have any question that is not answered in the SoC FAQs, don't hesitate to contact the administrators on the GNOME side: BehdadEsfahbod, VincentUntz

Accepted proposals

The accepted proposals have been announced! They are:

Please feel free to edit this page to link to a copy of your application.

Pool of project ideas

See /Ideas

/Performance projects


See this mail for explanations of all the steps to apply for mentorship. Mentorship shouldn't take much time, not more than one hour per project per week. Moreover, we will almost surely assign at least two mentors to each project, so it will be even less work.


The application form is available at (it will be closed on Monday, May 8th)

If you feel strong about an idea that is not listed in the pool of project ideas, feel free to contact the administrators to know if it looks like a good idea, but generally it is perfectly Ok to submit proposals for ideas not listed in the pool, and is neither an advantage, nor a disadvantage. Same about ideas that do not have a mentor yet. When writing proposals do note that however, quality is much more important than quantity. Some of the projects listed in the ideas pool are really hard to accomplish in a limited time technically. So simply saying I want to do this does not mean much, you need to convince us that you can do it in the three months period with a high quality.

Based on the Perl page explaining how to write a proposal:

A good format for applying is:

  • Name

  • Email

  • Project Title

  • Benefits to the GNOME Community

  • Deliverables - It is very important to list quantifiable results here e.g.

    • "Improve X modules in ways Y and Z."
    • "Implement new library in ways Y and Z."
    • "Improve performance in X by Y%."
  • Project Schedule - How long will the project take? When can you begin work?

  • Bio - Who are you? What makes you the best person to work on this project?

Miguel also wrote some nice notes for the projects at Mono:

See also and Application Tips from last year's participants.

Outreach/SummerOfCode/2006 (last edited 2013-12-03 23:50:51 by WilliamJonMcCann)