[sugar] Summer of Code update : applications so far, and thanks
Sun Apr 6 21:30:49 EDT 2008
advance appologies if this is not a good place to post, but here goes: I'm
a developer of some opensource education software (http://www.asymptopia.org)
and I would be interested to either mentor or otherwise team-up with
someone more familiar with Sugar and the XO to port any of my apps to that
environment. If you or someone you know is interested, please drop me a
2008/4/5 Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org>:
> Thank you to all who have helped out with our Summer of Code process so
> far. We now have 30 mentors from the community, and 150 applications from
> 30 countries. Students have put a good deal of thought into these
> applications, and I hope that most of them can lead to community discussion
> even if they aren't accepted as official summer projects. The applications
> that stand out are from developers all over the world, with both programming
> and pedagogical experience.
> Applicants -- please take advantage of the longer application time this
> year to update your proposals based on feedback you have gotten from the
> community (you have been soliciting feedback, haven't you?) You can enhance
> your applications by adding thoughts from your applications to related pages
> on the OLPC wiki. And don't forget to review any feedback you have gotten
> through the gsoc site itself.
> Mentors -- please take an hour this weekend to review and adopt
> applications. If you don't adopt any applications, you won't be able to
> mentor for us.
> Everyone -- if you've been meaning to send in that brilliant application
> but have been busy organizing tibetan protests or monitoring the zimbabwe
> elections, this is your last chance -- the final deadline is Monday.
> Finally, to stimulate discussion, below are a few applications that
> deserve more feedback and mentor attention.
> = Good applications that need review by a mentor with topic-specific
> expertise =
> * An XO Eclipse environment - Phan quoc huy
> * Handwriting recognition - Juliana Lipkov? (Thomas Breuel, call your
> * "your voice on XO" - Alex Escalona, on community-wide building of new
> Festival voices for TTS
> = Projects attracting more than one good application =
> (e.g., where there are detailed comparisons to be made)
> * Typing tutor - at least three good proposals
> * Flashcards - at least two good proposals
> * [[Elements]] extension - at least two good proposals
> * Artificial neural network simulations - at least one good proposal
> * A light email client - a few proposals that need clarification
> * Blogging platforms - " " "
> * Finance activities - [[Finance One]], &c
> = Other applications of note =
> == Core system components ==
> * The publish/share button - Robson Mendon?a, Eric Burns
> * Server interface design - Micha? ?ciubid?o and others
> * LustreFS for XO (Distributed mesh filesystem) - Evelina Stepanova
> * Memory/disk tuning (schoolserver) - Waseem Shaukat
> == Fundamental activities ==
> * [[Listen and Spell]] - Assim Deodia
> * Homework manager - Jason Tran
> * [[VideoEdit]] - Roberto Fag?
> * [[Coding Tutor]] - Rahul Bagaria
> == Learning games ==
> * Incredible machine - Alex Levenson, with a prototype
> * [[PlayGo]] extensions - Brandon Wilson
> * Water Game - Lin Zhou, for learning water sanitation and safety
> * Garden Game - Javier Trejo, for learning genetics; developing in both en
> and es.
> Cheers, SJ
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