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Google Summer of Code 2013

Welcome to the coreboot's Google Summer of Code 2013 page.


We are preparing to apply for GSoC 2013. Please continue to add your ideas to the projects page.


If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please send them to the mailing list or join us in IRC.


The coreboot project may also host payload, flashrom and SerialICE projects.

Previous coreboot GSoC projects

Call for Mentors and Project Ideas

Google has announced the 2013 GSoC program. coreboot had been a GSoC participant in the past, but was not accepted in 2012 and we would like to change that this year. The GSoC project acceptance has become much more competitive and the project ideas and student recruitment pages has become key in getting accepted. Our project ideas were not flushed out enough in the application process and we didn't have a complete mentors list/assignment for those projects.

I think that coreboot has some extremely talented people involved in the project and students should be attracted to the experience of working with our mentors as much as the potential projects.


What we need to apply for GSoC 2013:

Project Admins - We need a person or two to be the main liaison between coreboot and GSoC. This person(s) register the project, fills out the application, leads and organizes the projects and mentors.

Mentors - We need a pool of mentors willing to support students on a number of levels; Helping them from the very beginning with project ideas and writing their applications, project and development time management, research, communication, documentation, drive deadlines.

Mentor biographies - To improve out GSoC recruitment, i would like to have a one paragraph biography for each of our mentors. It should contain what your coreboot experience and contributions. Something about your work and/or education experience and maybe some other personal information. Maybe where you are located. It helps to have mentors can be matched with the students culture.

Project ideas - We also need complete project ideas with pointers to background data and what the expected outcome would be. We need a list of potential mentors for each project idea.

coreboot GSoC support roles - Even if you can't commit to being a full time mentor, we could use your help with the coreboot promotion, student recruitment, wiki, project ideas, blog postings, and code reviews , and encouragement and advice to students and mentors.

Important dates: March18 - 29 - Org applications. We should have a list of mentors and suitable project ideas, policies, etc by this date. April 1 - 5- GSoC application review April 8 - Org acceptance April 22 - May 5 - student applications

If you are interested in helping, please feel free to contact me and/or start updating the wiki and add yourself and/or project ideas.

People involved

Please add your name if you are interested in being a coreboot mentor or student.

Interested Mentors

Name Role Comms
Marc Jones coreboot: co-organizer and mentor IRC: marcj
Patrick Georgi coreboot: possible co-organizer, possible co-mentor ("co-" since on vacation during GSoC period) IRC: patrickg, pgeorgi
Stefan Reinauer coreboot: mentor IRC: stepan
David Hendricks flashrom: possible mentor IRC: dhendrix, flashrom ML
Joshua Roys flashrom: possible mentor IRC: roysjosh
Rudolf Marek coreboot: possible mentor IRC: ruik
QingPei Wang coreboot: possible mentor IRC:QingPei I may can provide 1~2 main boards to students in mainland of china

Interested Students

Name Role Comms
Stefan Tauner flashrom: wannabe student IRC: stefanct, flashrom ML
Kyösti Mälkki serialice: wannabe student IRC: kmalkki, SerialICE ML
Alexandru Gagniuc wannabe student IRC: mrnuke