Google Summer of Code

Google have announced their Summer of Code, and we intend to be a mentoring organisation. If you’re a student, this is an opportunity to work on our open source code and earn a bit of money doing so (Google give a stipend of USD 5000 qualifying students, and an honorarium of USD 500 to the mentoring organisation).

We have an ideas page, most of which revolves around our ccc-gistemp project. Ideas range from improving ccc-gistemp in various ways, through novel reconstructions, to clear implementations of other climate codes. If you have ideas of your own, we’d like to hear about those too.

If you are interested in participating as a student, then please get in touch.

We have not been a Summer of Code mentor before, but we bring many years (decades even!) of experience to the table: experience in computer science, software engineering, project management, and so on. We hope to help students make a success of their projects!

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3 Responses to Google Summer of Code

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  2. Eric Mill says:

    As a former mentor myself, my experience is that it goes best when a student is helping on an existing project — or, failing that, starting a project whose plan is mostly or fully formed. The summer isn’t a lot of time, the work is long distance, and the mentees are all young, with young lives.

    I’m sure CCF will benefit from doing Summer of Code – just try to keep a handle on scope.

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