We are thrilled to have an opportunity again to participate and support the Summer of Code program, especially since we enjoyed being involved so much last year for the first time.
Unlike many Summer of Code participating organizations that focus on a single ecosystem, we have a variety of projects spanning multiple programming languages and open source communities. Here are a few of our project ideas for this year:
Finagle is a protocol-agnostic, asynchronous RPC system for the JVM that makes it easy to build robust clients and servers in Java, Scala or any JVM-hosted language. It is extensively used within Twitter and other companies to run their backend services. This summer, we’re offering these project ideas:
If you’re new to Scala, we recommend you check out our Scala School and Effective Scala guides on GitHub.
Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that provides efficient resource isolation and sharing across distributed applications (or frameworks). It is extensively used at Twitter to run all sorts of jobs and applications. We are looking for a student to help us add security and authentication support to Mesos (including integration with LDAP). We recommend signing up on the Mesos mailing list and if you want to learn more about Mesos, you might enjoy this article in Wired.
Scalding is a Scala library that makes it easy to specify Hadoop MapReduce jobs. Scalding is built on top of Cascading, a Java library that abstracts away low-level Hadoop details. Scalding is comparable to Pig, but offers tight integration with Scala, bringing advantages of Scala to your MapReduce jobs. This summer, we’re looking for students to help with:
You can view all of our project ideas on our wiki.
We strongly recommend that you submit your application early and discuss your ideas with respective project mentors. The deadline is May 03 at 19:00 UTC and late applications cannot be accepted for any reason. You can always update your application and answer our questions after you submit it. If you have any questions not covered in the wiki, ask them on our Summer of Code mailing list. We look forward to reading your applications and working with you on open source projects over the summer.
- Chris Aniszczyk, Manager of Open Source (@cra)