Google Summer of Code: Tcl-style

Now that this year’s Google Summer of Code has ended, it’s time for Matthew and me as admins for the Tcl Association to summarize things.

As in previous years, the Tcl Association was an umbrella organization handling not only projects related directly to the Tcl core and packages, but also for smaller organizations with a high Tcl content, like the aMSN project.

This year Google gave us seven slots to fill. While this was two less than we were given in previous years, it was also in line with Google generally dialing down the overall number of slots this year. We actually got an above average number of slots (750 projects for 152 organizations, for an average of not quite five projects per organization).

The detailed listing of this year’s Tcl projects (with students, mentors, etc.) can be found on the Tcler’s Wiki, specifically at GSoC 2010 Executed Projects (as we’ve done in previous years).

All of our students passed.

I will be talking about this summer’s Tcl GSoC participation at this year’s Tcl Conference as well. Please see their website for the schedule and registration.

I am even more pleased that two of our students are working on papers to present their work at the conference as well, namely Ozgur Dogan Ugurlu’s Tcl Bytecode Assembler, and Eduardo Santos’ OpenACS Abstraction Layer.

I hope to see you there.

Thank you to all participants this summer and hopefully we will see you next year as well–as students or mentors. If that turns out to be impossible, please keep spreading the word about GSoC in general, and Tcl in particular.

At last, a big thanks as well to ActiveState for allowing me to perform my work for the Tcl/GSoC on company time.

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