In a few hours the deadline for organizations to apply for the Google Summer of Code 2016 will end. And of course we have submitted our application to participate again in this great project.
One part of the application is an ideas list that proposes some interesting topics to potential students. The development core team compiled such a list of project ideas that are deemed very relevant. But of course this list can be extended by ideas from the community. In order to gather and discuss them, we created a thread in the forums and would encourage everyone to chime in and provide feedback either for already listed ideas or new ones.
Looking forward to your ideas!
With this year’s Google Summer of Code already slightly being visible at the horizon it was time for us to get things started again: We are hoping to find a group of capable and motivated students that will help us move Ogre even further. In order to guide this effort, we created a list of potential GSoC projects that we deem most relevant for this year and consider manageable in the given GSoC time frame: GSoC 2015 Project Ideas. There is also a dedicated idea discussion thread that might yield further insights and ideas.
We also collected all the relevant information about how to apply, where to find additional Ogre related information for this year’s GSoC, etc. in this forum thread. Additionally, we have a GSoC wiki section with a dedicated page for this year that we will update as new information becomes available.
We welcome everyone to chime in either with additional ideas or comments regarding potential projects and join the combined efforts to make this one important cornerstone for a successful Ogre year 2015.
On a related note: The so far private Ogre Hlms/AZDO branch will most likely be made publicly available around the end of this week. This of course is needed for the related GSoC idea to be possible.
Finally, it’s that time of the year, when we can happily announce our GSoC students! And with great pride we can tell you that this year we were awarded five slots by Google to fill with motivated and talented folks to help us make Ogre3D even better .
So here are the five students and their projects (in no particular order):
We would like to welcome everybody to chime in the discussions and closely follow the projects, especially in the planning phase at the beginning. So please post your ideas / comments in the respective threads and perhaps even subscribe to the ones you are most interested in to make sure that you don’t miss any updates or discussions.
With that being said, it is time to get started. Best of luck and happy coding !
As most of you will already be aware of, it has again been an interesting and productive Google Summer of Code year for our community. As usual the GSoC year is concluded by a summit for the mentors organized by Google and we thought we’d share some bits and pieces as well as talk about the experiences of this year in general.
As we do every year, we sent out two of our mentors to represent our community at the summit. Last year it was Noam and Mattan, this year Assaf and Mattan (David was our first pick as he never attended so far, but it didn’t work out in his schedule).
The event is a two day conference held in Google’s offices in Mountain View, California. Hospitality was wonderful, nice hotel rooms, great food and lots of friendly people. The breakout sessions during the summit covered a variety of topics, all focusing on the summer of code and open source in general.
For the 6th time, we were accepted as one of the 180 open-source projects to participate in this year’s Google Summer of Code! As you can guess, we are very thrilled about it and are now looking for some talented people to tackle some interesting projects and help evolving Ogre even further.
So, if you are a student and don’t know what to do over the summer yet: This is your chance!
We have put together all relevant information, e.g. on how apply for an Ogre GSoC slot or where to find project ideas in this announcement thread: Ogre GSoC 2012 Guide
In case you have any questions, feel free to open a thread in our GSoC forums section. The same applies if you want to discuss or pitch in ideas you have, regardless of whether you plan to tackle them yourself or just want to help our soon-to-be GSoC students to find their perfect project. All input in this matter is highly appreciated!
We are looking forward to another great coding summer! Best of luck to everyone participating this year!
So, let the summer begin!