I’m pleased to announce that I’m working with Xelerance this summer to mentor students participating in the Google Summer of Code program. We have a bunch of interesting ideas up and have been talking with potential participants on IRC (#xelerance-gsoc on irc.freenode.net). We are mentoring three sets of projects, related to openswan, DNSSEC tools, and Off-The-Record Messaging. If you’re interested in participating as either a student or mentor in any of these, I’m reachable at leigh at hypatia dot ca, and of course on freenode under the username hypa7ia.
This is the first year Xelerance (and I) have participated in the program. I’ve been reading lots of the collected wisdom from previous years on the mentor email list and around the web. I’ve really enjoyed talking with students so far and can’t wait to read the applications as they come in.