[wp-hackers] GSoC Application Deadline

Jane Wells jane at automattic.com
Fri Apr 9 15:41:27 UTC 2010

This message if for any student who has been thinking of applying to  
work with WordPress during Google Summer of Code this year: the  
deadline is today, at 19:00 UTC. That's about 3.5 hours from when I'm  
sending this message, but you can double check your time zone here: http://bit.ly/bP1fXT 
. Get those applications in asap; Google does not accept late  
applications, or make exceptions to this rule.

If you've thought of applying but haven't, please do! There are still  
quite a few potential projects on our Ideas list that don't have many  
applications, if any. Also, a number of the applications are for  
backups--students applying for more than one project to try and  
increase their chance at a slot. If we get more applications, we're  
more likely to get enough slots to cover the projects, so don't bow  
out without applying!

If you have applied for a project but see on the ideas page that a lot  
of students have applied for the same project, you may want to  
consider submitting a backup application for another WordPress  
project, just in case another student has a better proposal on the  
project idea. Here's the thing: we'll only take on one student per  
project idea, so if two amazing students propose the same project,  
only one of them gets it. If they've each submitted alternate project  
proposals, though, then we could work with both amazing students for  
the summer. Ideas page: http://codex.wordpress.org/GSoC2010

At this point it's too late to send around ideas to the wp-hackers  
list to get feedback, attend IRC chats and correspond with potential  
mentors. If you have an idea you'd like to pursue, just submit a great  
application. (Make sure you use the application template from http://codex.wordpress.org/GSoC_2010_Application_Template.) 
  If your proposal sounds awesome but we need to get more information  
from you about the approach in order to decide, we'll ask.

You can't win if you don't play, right? Five thousand bucks for two  
months of coding over the summer with WordPress hotshots. I know a lot  
of people that would love that deal.

Apply now! Apply at: http://socghop.appspot.com/

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