BeagleBoard.org has once again been selected as a mentoring organization
for Google Summer of Code! This means it is time for students and potential
mentors to check out
the information on the
program home page
to find out about the program in general and discover the other
organizations participating in mentorship this year. Once familiar with the
program, you should check out the ideas pages for various organizations,
including the BeagleBoard.org
Once you feel like you have a bit of inspiration, get connected to some mentors
who might help you out. You will find several related to BeagleBoard.org
hanging out on IRC
on channel #beagle-gsoc. You will also need to join the BeagleBoard GSoC
Google Group. Student project proposals will be accepted March 10-21
and no late proposals will be accepted. The proposals likely to be accepted
will be ones where the student has worked closely with mentors to craft it
out in a way there is a mutally agreed liklihood of success as well as value
for the community.
Last year, BeagleBoard.org successfully mentored 5 projects including Userspace
Arduino that brought sketches to Linux, brought Robot Operating System to
new Linux distributions, improved upstream ADC IIO support, brought I2C
support to Minix and enabled booting and flashing boards from Android phones.
Take just a few minutes to watch
the project videos.