[Bf-committers] GSoC 2018 starts!

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Mon Apr 30 19:32:19 CEST 2018

Hi everyone,

This is the official mailing list for the GSoC 2018. In this list we mostly handle organizational, practical and planning topics for a smooth Summer of Code. If you have a message you really want everyone to read, use this list.

Everyone is welcome to join this list and participate. Subscribe info you can find below. 
(This is the only time I cross-post in bf-commiters.)

For the daily communication, we recommend everyone to make use of the new DevTalk forum for actual discussions, feedback, questions and (later on) weekly reports. 
https://devtalk.blender.org/c/blender/gsoc <https://devtalk.blender.org/c/blender/gsoc>

And of course we have our popular IRC channel, #blendercoders on irc.freenode.net.

We have 5 students participating this year. 
The students are:

Yiming Wu, will be working on Blender NPR Line Rendering Improvement <https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/dashboard/organization/4824370443190272/proposal/6546342348849152/>.
Mentors: Ton Roosendaal, Joshua Leung

Rohan Rathi, will be working on Bevel Modifier Improvements <https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/dashboard/organization/4824370443190272/proposal/4585028554588160/>.
Mentors: Howard Trickey, Bastien Montagne

Geraldine Chua, will be working on Further Development for Cycles' Volume Rendering <https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/dashboard/organization/4824370443190272/proposal/6423025180737536/>.
Mentor:Lukas Stockner

Leonardo Segovia, will be working on Implementing a Hair Shader for Cycles <https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/dashboard/organization/4824370443190272/proposal/4664546451521536/>.
Mentors: Brecht van Lommel, Lukas Stockner

Erik Englesson, will be working on Many Light Sampling <https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/dashboard/organization/4824370443190272/proposal/5953935697772544/>.
Mentors: Brecht van Lommel, Lukas Stockner

(The dropout student was going to work on optimising Python I/O... too bad, we had other good students apply for it).

For Cycles we could add another Mentor on the list though, I will ask around.

Students: please send a short reply to this list to notify you received the mail. You will be contacted soon about git access and a wiki account. (Each of you will get an own branch to work in).

Community bonding period started. I expect to see you in our channels soon.
Have fun!


Ton Roosendaal  -  ton at blender.org   -   www.blender.org
Chairman Blender Foundation, Director Blender Institute
Buikslotermeerplein 161, 1025 ET Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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