As my good friend Karsten pointed out, the deadline to sign up as a Google Summer of Code mentor is fast approaching — 31 March to be exact. Ideas are super, but ideas need people power behind them to help guide and monitor the summer coders in their efforts. Please give some consideration to lending your skills not just as a hotshot yourself, but in growing the next generation of hotshots for the open source community!
We now return you to your regularly scheduled bug-stomping, already in progress.
UPDATE: Karsten points out we actually have a lot of mentors now, but we need more of them to speak up and stump for their proposals. The students don’t always know where to find our ideas, so make noise!
Ironically, we have a lot of mentors offering to help; it looked like upwards of two dozen last night. It is the student proposal count that is low. Those mentors need to help beat the bushes, tell people they are mentoring, make some noise to help enable students to get in more proposals.