[Soc-2008-dev] Google SoC Students/Mentors

Chris Want cwant at ualberta.ca
Tue Apr 22 00:51:10 CEST 2008

Hey gang,

Congratulations to the successful Summer of Code

We have some time before the Summer of Code program
officially starts for the year, but in the meantime
I thought it would be useful to get the mailinglists,
etc., in place, and also to send a "ping" to the
students to make sure that there aren't any
communication issues that should be solved sooner
rather than later.

I have created a soc-2008 GForge project on 'p.b.o'


If you don't have a p.b.o account, please sign up
for one and send me your username. If you currently
have an account, send me your username.

This soc-2008 project includes this mailing list which
I have subscribed you to automatically:


Two other mailing lists that you are very strongly
advised to subscribe to are the blender development
list and blender cvs list (sorry, you have to subscribe


Commit log mails for Summer of Code go to the poorly
named bf-blender-cvs mailing list mentioned above.

Another resource is irc: most of the mentors visit
#blendercoders channel on irc.freenode.net.

Here are some IRC handles of some of the SoC mentors and
some other helpful developers:

Ton Roosendaal - kaito
Martin Poirier - theeth
Geoff Bantle - Briggs
Kent Mein - sirdude
Jean-Luc Peuriere - lukep
Daniel Genrich - gencher
Brecht von Lommel - brecht
Campbell Barton - ideasman_42
Matt Ebb - broken
Ken Hughes - khpylon
Nathan Letwory - jester[King,Dad]
Chris Want - cwant

We have weekly coding meetings in the #blendercoders
channel on Sundays at 16:00 CEST (14:00 GMT,
08:00 MST, 07:00 PST -- if your time zone isn't
listed, please try to figure out the meeting time).

There are also development forums on 'w.b.o'
(http://www.blender.org/) and Blender Artists

As part of my "ping" to the students, this would also
be a good time to get some information from you, so
if you have a moment sometime this week could you please
send a mail to this list saying "Hi", and answering
the following questions:

* Have you every used CVS or subversion before?
* What OS do you use for development?
* What compiler do you use?
* Have you built the blender sources before?
* Do you have an IRC nickname?
* Feel free to include any other info you think
it might be useful to share.

Again, congratulations to the students, and many
thanks to those that have agreed to be mentors, and
thanks to those other interested parties that helped
evaluate proposals.

More to come later ...


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