Project ideas wanted for Summer of Code 2016

Patrick Cloke patrick at
Wed Mar 9 16:38:01 UTC 2016


As a follow-up, Mozilla has been accepted into Google Summer of Code 2016!

What this means to you:
* If you haven't listed a project yet, but are still interested. Please
add it to the ideas page [1] before the student application period
begins (March 14th, 2016)!
* If you have listed a project, you might want to fill out more details
such that students can better understand your project [2] (check out the
Calendar projects, Fallen did a great job with those descriptions!)
* As a mentor, you can expect students to start coming and talking to
you about their application, I've written a blog post you can point them
to for help [3]
* We (Florian and I) will start inviting mentors to the GSoC website
when there are applications submitted for their projects, if you'd like
to be invited sooner please send us an email

Please let us know if you have any questions,

Patrick & Florian


On 2/12/16 12:20 PM, Patrick Cloke wrote:
> All,
> Just a reminder that we're still looking for project ideas for Google
> Summer of Code 2016. Part of being accepted as an organization is
> whether we have a great list of project ideas or not. Currently our list
> is a bit lackluster: mentors from only a few areas of Mozilla have
> volunteered!
> Please add ideas to:
> Once Florian or I have reviewed them, we'll move ideas to
> If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Florian or I
> directly!
> Thanks in advance!
> Patrick & Florian
> On 1/14/16 5:53 PM, Florian Quèze wrote:
>> Google is running Summer of Code again in 2016. Mozilla has had the
>> pleasure of participating many years so far, and even though we
>> weren't selected last year, we are hoping to participate again this
>> year. In the next few weeks, we need to prepare a list of suitable
>> projects to support our application.
>> Can you think of a 3-month coding project you would love to guide a
>> student through? This is your chance to get a student focusing on it
>> for 3 months! Summer of Code is a great opportunity to introduce new
>> people to your team and have them work on projects you care about but
>> that aren't on the critical path to shipping your next release.
>> Here are the conditions for the projects:
>> - completing the project should take roughly 3 months of effort for a student;
>> - any part of the Mozilla project (Firefox, Firefox OS, Thunderbird,
>> Instantbird, SeaMonkey, Bugzilla, L10n, NSS, IT, and many more) can
>> submit ideas, as long as they require coding work;
>> - there is a clearly identified mentor who can guide the student
>> through the project.
>> If you have an idea, please put it on the Brainstorming page
>> ( ),
>> which is our idea development scratchpad. Please follow the
>> instructions at the top.
>> The deadline to submit project ideas and help us be selected by Google
>> is February 19th.
>> Note for students: the student application period starts on March
>> 14th, but the sooner you start discussing project ideas with potential
>> mentors, the better.
>> Please feel free to discuss with us any question you may have related
>> to Mozilla's participation in Summer of Code. Generic Summer of Code
>> questions are likely already answered in the Google FAQ:
>> Florian and Patrick
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