Thanks to a generous grant from the Moore Foundation, we are happy to announce the 2015 Julia Summer of Code (JSoC) administered by NumFocus. We realize that this announcement comes quite late in the summer internship process, but we are hoping to fund six projects. The duration of JSoC 2015 will be June 15-September 15. Last date for submitting applications is June 1.
Stipends will match those of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) at $5500 for the summer plus travel support to attend this year’s JuliaCon at MIT. Some amazing work from last year’s GSoC includes the Juno IDE, the Interact.jl package, and GLPlot; we hope to support another round of fun and useful projects.
If you are looking for a project, first, find a mentor. You may want to contact your favorite core developer, package author, or look through some of the previously proposed projects. Mentors will be looking for some evidence that you have experience using Julia and contributing to open source projects, but you are not expected to be an expert in the proposed project area. In fact, JSoC could be a great opportunity to explore an entirely new subject. If you’re already a contributor to Julia or a Julia package and want to get paid to continue an existing project, that’s okay too! In this case we still ask you to find a mentor who’s familiar with your field of work.
If you are a mentor looking for a student, advertise the project! Post it on julia-users and relevant community forums. Keep in mind that project proposals should be concrete but flexible enough to adapt to the interests of a broad range of potential applicants.
Once a mentor and student have agreed on a project, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for feedback and approval. We ask for this to be done by June 1st at the latest (yes that’s soon!).
Note that we use student in the broad sense. Participation is open to all, in accordance with applicable regulations. Participants do not need to demonstrate student status in any formal way. Contact email@example.com with any questions regarding eligibility.