[PD] Google Summer of Code 2011

patrick mcnameeking pmcnameeking at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 02:22:41 CEST 2010

I agree that the Exhibition should be expanded.  There currently are
instructions for how to contribute to the exhibition here:
Do you guys think that it would be out of line for me to search for artists
who use Pd and ask them to post some documentation of their work?

On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 6:28 PM, Pedro Lopes <pedro.lopes at ist.utl.pt> wrote:

> Its a great initiative, although more support for pd on android is
> interesting and can give a more "google appeal" to it, try to cover many
> areas where help is needed, like in the previous applications for GSoC.
> >expanding the PD showcase of projects made with pd (like the Processing
> Exhibition <http://processing.org/exhibition/>)
> Yep, very important! For instance I learned here in this list that EA used
> a modified pd for Spore audio synthesis! That should give pd some points :P
> best of luck with this year's application,
> Pedro
> On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 11:21 PM, Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm definitely interested and willing to help out. I will be a student
>> again starting in the fall, so I'd be eligible to work on it next summer.
>> I think it's important to not only make a great application but also
>> define what we as a community and the project need to do in order to support
>> the application. This makes me think of things like:
>>    - getting a list of universities, organizations, and individuals that
>>    use pd (with links, logos, etc)
>>    - expanding the PD showcase of projects made with pd (like the Processing
>>    Exhibition <http://processing.org/exhibition/>)
>>    - centralizing information: integrating the main pure-data.info wiki,
>>    the source forge page, the pd forum, and this list in some way? sort of a
>>    more cohesive web presence if that makes sense. Maybe this is not practical
>>    ...
>>    - a wiki section for externals with info and links for all major
>>    libraries (including those in pd-extended)
>> On Jun 6, 2010, at 10:22 PM, patrick mcnameeking wrote:
>> Hello List:
>> I am interested in putting together an application for Pure Data to
>> participate in next year's Google Summer of Code event.  The Summer of Code
>> is an event where students are matched with mentors to work on various
>> open-source projects, and are given a rather generous stipend.  More
>> information can be found here:
>> http://code.google.com/soc/
>> As an organization, Pure Data has applied to participate in GSoC twice in
>> the past and has been rejected.  The reasons for rejection are not clear to
>> me, but Hans-Christoph Steiner, who has lead the charge in the past, said
>> that he thinks it is worth trying to reapply.
>> Here is a link to a previous application that was rejected:
>> http://puredata.info/dev/summer-of-code
>> While perusing through the list of organizations that are participating in
>> 2010's Summer of Code, I couldn't help but notice that many of them were
>> tagged with application to Google's Android OS.  Since Pd can be ported to
>> Android, it might be to our benefit to point out Pd's possible application
>> to developing mobile apps.
>> Alternatively, if nothing pans out for Pd in terms of GSoC (either from
>> rejection of an application or from a lack of interest) it was suggested to
>> me by Andy Farnell to seek alternative sponsorship from possible benefactors
>> such as Sun or EA.
>> Finally, I'd like to say upfront that I'm a University Student and what
>> originally got me interested in GSoC was the potential prestige and stipend
>> that would accompany participation.  If some sort of grant/sponsorship
>> opportunity opens up, I fully intend on applying for it.  I ask that if at
>> any point in time it seems as though I am creating an unfair advantage for
>> myself, that someone please let me know.
>> I hope that as a community we can make something happen!
>> Pat
>> --
>> 'Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.'
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