Google Summer of Code 2006
The program has been completed in 2006. The information here is purely informational
The closing date for applications is May 8th, 2006. Students wishing to work on AbiWord over the 2006 Summer for $USD 4500.00 should first fill out the online form here:
Update: No applications can be submitted anymore. See the list of accepted proposals.
Martin, uwog, dom, Tomas and hub have offered to be mentors for different projects in 2006. Look through our mail archive for their email addresses.
Have a look through our list of projects and choose one you like. Or if you have a great idea that is not listed, describe it in your application and we'll review it.
After that write an application. Here is a nice template from the perl project from 2005, which might help you. After you've written the application send it to an AbiWord developer/mentor (Martin, uwog, dom, Tomas or Hub) who review it for you and maybe make suggestions to improve the application. After that submit the application via the initial Google link given above.
*Name:* *Email:* Where can we contact you? *Project Title:* *Synopsis:* A short description. *Benefits to the AbiWord (and/or other) project(s):* *Deliverables:* Quantifiable results e.g. At the end of my project, "AbiWord's piece table will be 50 times faster for 300 page documents." *Project Details:* A more detailed description. *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? *Amount Requested:* (Put in $4500.00)
The final list of accepted positions has been determined. Google has granted the AbiSource Community funding for 5(!) students, for which we are deeply grateful.
List of accepted applications that will be funded:
- Improving AbiWord's import/export plug-ins Student: Kamran Khan, Mentor: Marc Maurer
- Internationalization and Architecture Enhancement of Rendering Mechanism in AbiWord Student: Darshan Santani, Mentor: Tomas Frydrych
- PDF Import plugin (with style) Student: Jauco Noordzij, Mentor: Dominic Lachowicz
- The AbiWord OLPC User Interface Student: Erik Pukinskis, Mentor: Robert Staudinger
- Framework of mechanisms and algorithms for robust conflict assessment and resolution in live and/or multisession collaboration Student: Mark Gilbert, Mentor: Martin Sevior
List of great applications that we were unfortunately unable to get funding for:
- Dashboard Integration for Improved Document Creation Workflow Student: Ryan Pavlik, Mentor: Martin Sevior
- Performance Improvement Student: Jaime Bernardo, Mentor: Hubert Figuiere
- AbiCollab synchronization improvements Student: Török Edvin, Mentor: Martin Sevior