For our fifth year, BRL-CAD is once again participating in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC)! Students must submit a proposal application before the May 3rd deadline with selected students announced on May 27th. Those selected get to work on various interesting projects that help improve BRL-CAD.
GSoC is an annual summer program hosted by Google where they pay students a stipend of $5000 to work on open source. It's a highly competitive program both for the students and for the mentoring organizations. One of the primary goals of the program is to introduce students to free open source software development with the specific intent of attracting those students as new long-term BRL-CAD developers. With increased awareness, new developers, and increased activity, we aim to grow our community.
We eagerly look forward to working with our students on their projects and will be sure to share progress of our involvement throughout the summer. Our mentors can be reached via the brlcad-devel mailing list and the #brlcad IRC channel on irc.freenode.net:6667 (web interface here).