Google Summer of Code

MusicBrainz has applied to be a mentoring organization for Google’s Summer of Code project. Google will actually pay students to spend their summer hacking on open source projects and I’m hoping that some students who are excited by MusicBrainz will apply to this project and spend their summer improving MusicBrainz.

If you’re a student and are interested in this, check out the link above and read up on the project. Then take a look at SummerOfCodeIdeas for some of the projects that I think could be done in the scope of Summer of Code.

They will begin taking student applications starting today and the window to apply isn’t terribly large, I think. So, if you’re interested, don’t dawdle and get your application in ASAP.

Post questions in the comments if you have them!

4 thoughts on “Google Summer of Code”

  1. I get kinda irritated when I have to jump through hoops, enter CapCa’s and emails just to post a damn message when the goddamn antispam measures don’t even WORK

    I HATE spammers.

  2. I am really interested in doing the collaborative filtering update of the artist-artist similarity! I think I would be a good fit for the project because of my research experience in CF and interest in music. I am going to be gone this week for spring break, but I hope to get my application in by the deadline!

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