Summer of Code 2011 wrapup

2011 was a successful year for the Google/PSU Summer of Code program and its students. The 11 accepted projects all completed, and some really impressive work was done. Here's a list of students, titles and mentors.

  • David Lazar, Formal Executable Semantics of Haskell, Aaron Tomb and Joe Hurd
  • Helena Scheuble, An Android Mobile App for Barcode-Based Search of Food Allergies, David Chiu
  • Mark Harviston, Mentor Scheduling Program for University Studies, William Garrick
  • Martin Cenek, Genetic Algorithm Toolkit for Lush 2.0, Bart Massey
  • Nikos Hatzopoulos, Displaying subsurface features in a virtual world, Patrick Hogan and David Percy and Tisham Dhar
  • Peter Soots, Spatially referencing sub-images inside larger images for online editing and publication, David Percy
  • Rishi Benegal, Arduino Motor and Sensor Toolkit, Bart Massey
  • Siddharth Kothari, Personalized, adaptive game-play to improve learning in Tuxmath, Bart Massey
  • Skylar Hiebert, FreeQuiz, David Chiu
  • Tim Kochanski, A Plugin to consume Open311 Requests into an Ushahidi Map, David Percy
  • Travis Hall, Git in the Classroom!, Bart Massey

We ran things a little differently in 2011, and I think this helped with a success. In addition to David Percy, who has helped out with the program for the past several years, Washington State University Vancouver professor David Chiu also helped with mentoring of his students. We had weekly group IRC meetings for the first time, and this really helped keep everyone on task and helped us keep track of what was happening.

I'm currently working on PSU's applicaton to mentor again for GSoC 2012! Hoping we'll be accepted and get another great contingent again this year.