The BEAM Community has been accepted into Google Summer of Code 2013
The BEAM Community is a group of projects that run on the Erlang VM. The community’s goal is to host relevant projects in the Erlang community, making it easy for those projects to participate in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2013 and for interested students to pick their best choice.
BEAM community’s hosted projects include Disco, a distributed computing framework originated from Nokia, Zotonic, a high performance CMS in Erlang, ejabberd, a robust XMPP server used largely around the world and others (see the full list in their wiki). This gives students a wide range of choices that goes from working on distributed systems, to maintaining robust servers and language design.
Students should pick their projects and submit proposals from 22nd April to 3rd May. We recommend them to work closely with mentors in order to craft the best proposals! The BEAM community mailing list and #beam-community channel on freenode are the best places to ask questions and get more details about the projects. For more information on Google Summer of Code itself, timelines and proposals, visit the Melange website.
If you are interested to get yourself and everyone involved in your project to apply as a mentor to the BEAM Community, visit the Melange website.