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LuaRocks @ Google Summer of Code 2017

By Hisham Muhammad Mar 01 2017 21:50 General Comments

LuaRocks was selected by Google to be one of the participating organizations in Google Summer of Code 2017!

Google Summer of Code is an international annual program, in which Google awards stipends to students who successfully complete a free and open-source software coding project during the summer. The program is open to university students aged 18 or over. The coding period goes from May 30 to August 29 (that is, the summer break in the Northern Hemisphere).

LuaRocks, the package manager for Lua, has been part of GSoC in the past as part of the LabLua organization (a research lab at PUC-Rio, the home of Lua). But this was the first time we applied as an independent organization, and we are very happy and thankful to be accepted.

Our global team of mentors (with people hailing from four continents!) has produced a nice list of project ideas, but students are free and encouraged to contact us with ideas of their own as well!

Applying to the program

If you are an eligible student and wish to apply, you should join the luarocks-developers mailing list and say hi at our Gitter group.

Once you find a project you are interested in, you should contact the mentor for that project by email, and this questionnaire. If your application looks appropriate, the mentor may ask you to perform some small task related to the project to assess your abilities, and discuss with you how to best present your proposal. Proposals accepted from March 20 to April 3, 2017!

Join us and come hack LuaRocks this next summer! (...or winter if you're in the Southern Hemisphere! :) )


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By Etiene Dalcol Feb 13 2016 23:04 General Comments

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Call for Presentations to Lua Devroom at FOSDEM 2017

By Etiene Dalcol Oct 26 2016 10:36 General Comments

FOSDEM is the Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting, conference happening every year in Brussels, Belgium over a weekend. Next year it will be on February 4-5. It's the biggest FOSS event in Europe with +5000 participants, +400 talks.

FOSDEM

In 2015 we had a Birds of a Feather meeting and in 2016 we had a real developer room for half a day. Both meetings were a big success and next year we will have half a day of a developer room again.

We are now accepting submissions of talk proposals. The format will be 30 minutes talks, including questions (so roughly 20-25 minute talks, 5-10 minutes for Q&A). The talks will be filmed, possibly streamed live, and the videos will be made available publicly under a CC-BY license. Submitting a talk for the devroom implies that you agree to be filmed under such terms.

All topics related to Lua are accepted. The deadline for submission is Thursday, 1st of December 2016.

All submission should be made using the FOSDEM even planning tool Pentabarf. When you create your event, make sure to select "Lua devroom" under "Track". If you already have a Pentabarf account from a previous year, please reuse it instead of creating a new one.

There is a mailing-list for the devroom, feel free to join and discuss talk ideas, recommend speakers, ask if anyone wants to talk about a topic you would like to know more about or discuss any other Lua devroom related topic.

If you have any questions, you can contact the devroom organizers by email:
Etiene Dalcol : dalcol [at] etiene [dot] net
Pierre Chapuis : catwell [at] archlinux [dot] us

Important dates summary:
Submission deadline: 2016-12-01
Acceptance notifications: 2016-12-11
Final schedule announcement: 2016-12-18
Devroom: 4th February 2017 (morning)

Please share this CFP with any person or group you know that could be interested!

See you at FOSDEM!


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