Google Summer of Code - 2012

Hey guys, any plans to participate in the 2012 GSoC?

Site: http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2012

The organization applications are due in a week and a bit, and I’d love to see Rails (and other Ruby projects) have a presence in GSoC.

Anyone looking at this currently? Any existing project ideas or proposals?

ig

Isn't Ruby not allowed? Isn't that the whole reason we had Ruby Summer
of Code last year?

I don’t think it was quite as drastic as not allowed. If I remember correctly, it was just that it wasn’t picked from all the open source projects that applied.

Allen Madsen
http://www.allenmadsen.com

I think I was just reading pessimistically:
http://groups.google.com/group/ruby-talk-google/browse_thread/thread/655e8673fcf565b0

(When I pressed for an explanation, I got a courteous response but no substantive information about their decision.)

Soooo yeah, that's the story. Let's hope it's different this year.

Right, so with that in mind… Is anyone on Rails core looking at this currently?

FWIW, if there are any questions about the process, etc, I’m willing to help and see if I can get help from inside Google. I’d love to see Rails as an official project.

  1. We need someone to put together the official application

  2. Do we have a list of potential project ideas?

ig

On Viernes 17 Febrero 2012 06:25:47 Ilya Grigorik escribió:

Right, so with that in mind.. Is anyone on Rails core looking at this
currently?

FWIW, if there are any questions about the process, etc, I'm willing to
help and see if I can get help from inside Google. I'd love to see Rails as
an official project.

1) We need someone to put together the official application
2) Do we have a list of potential project ideas?

I think it would be great having a tight integration with a javascript MVC
client framework

My 2¢

Backbone.js might be a better idea.

http://documentcloud.github.com/backbone/
http://railscasts.com/episodes/323-backbone-on-rails-part-1
http://railscasts.com/episodes/325-backbone-on-rails-part-2
https://github.com/meleyal/backbone-on-rails
https://github.com/codebrew/backbone-rails
https://workshops.thoughtbot.com/backbone-js-on-rails (book)
http://tinnedfruit.com/2011/03/03/testing-backbone-apps-with-jasmine-sinon.html

Ilya,

Rails isn’t applying as a mentoring organization this year.

We’d love to see RubyCentral toss our community’s hat in the ring again, though!

Could you contact RubyCentral directly about getting the ball rolling? The mentoring org application deadline is very close.

Perhaps next year we can bring back rubysoc and run it with RubyCentral, too.

Jeremy

Rails isn’t applying as a mentoring organization this year.

We’d love to see RubyCentral toss our community’s hat in the ring again, though!

Could you contact RubyCentral directly about getting the ball rolling? The mentoring org application deadline is very close.

Jeremy, out of curiosity, any particular reason for why Rails wouldn’t apply on its own? I’ve been talking to Evan and Charles about getting Rubinius/JRuby, and it looks like Charles will submit a separate application for JRuby and Evan is working on the RubyCentral one.

If Google is willing to fund some of the open source contributions, I’d love see Rails take advantage of that! :slight_smile:

ig

As the current developer of jquery-ujs, I’m down for helping out with projects which provide more/better integration between Rails and JS. I’ve not done a summer of code yet, but it sounds fun.

– Steve Schwartz

Sounds like there is a need for a wiki page to collate all the ideas. :slight_smile: