In 2008, Portland State University is once again applying to be a Summer of Code Mentoring organization. We don't plan major changes from last year, but there will be a couple of things we're going to try to improve the program.
PSU Prof. Len Shapiro has agreed to help me with the program this time around. I am excited about this on two counts. First and foremost, Prof. Shapiro is a brilliant scholar and brings to the table administrative and time-management skills that I can really use. Secondly, his interest in open source databases fills a big hole in our capability set.
Of course, we are not guaranteed a slot in Google Summer of Code this year. We will let you know when we receive word on this; we are hopeful for another good year of SoC.