Project ideas wanted for Summer of Code 2016
Google is running Summer of Code again in 2016. Mozilla has had the pleasure of participating many years so far, and even though we weren't selected last year, we are hoping to participate again this year. In the next few weeks, we need to prepare a list of suitable projects to support our application.
Can you think of a 3-month coding project you would love to guide a student through? This is your chance to get a student focusing on it for 3 months! Summer of Code is a great opportunity to introduce new people to your team and have them work on projects you care about but that aren't on the critical path to shipping your next release.
Here are the conditions for the projects:
- completing the project should take roughly 3 months of effort for a student;
- any part of the Mozilla project (Firefox, Firefox OS, Thunderbird, Instantbird, SeaMonkey, Bugzilla, L10n, NSS, IT, and many more) can submit ideas, as long as they require coding work;
- there is a clearly identified mentor who can guide the student through the project.
If you have an idea, please put it on the Brainstorming page, which is our idea development scratchpad. Please follow the instructions at the top.
The deadline to submit project ideas and help us be selected by Google is February 19th.
Note for students: the student application period starts on March 14th, but the sooner you start discussing project ideas with potential mentors, the better.