GSOC application level
2013-03-07 00:58:45 GMT
Greetings, It seems that the Haskell community consistently participates in the Google Summer of Code project. I (and probably many others) am interested in taking part in one of such projects but I have a question in regards to the expertise. I know that this year's projects aren't up yet but by looking at the past results, the expertise required seems to vary pretty widely. Can someone that has been around for a bit longer comment on what level of experience with Haskell and underlying concepts is usually expected from candidates? Are applications discarded simply based on the applicant not having much previous experience in the target area? What is the level of the competition for places on the projects? It's not my first week of meddling with Haskell (and studying the ideas behind it) but I can't say that I would be able to confidently take on any project that might be put out. I do however realise that the project is open to students so I don't imagine the requirements specify something like couple of years with type theory research either. Any insight about the topic is appreciated. I'd much rather flip bits than do labour this summer and if it can be done using the language I'm interested in, even better! -- -- Mateusz K.