GSoC 2011, accepting submissions starting March 28!

The PostgreSQL project has been accepted into the Google Summer of Code 2011.

Students may begin submitting proposals starting March 28, concluding
on April 8.

Development work runs from May 23 through August 15. For students,
suggested projects, ideas and details are at:
Our GSoC landing page is at:

We encourage students to contact project admins – me, Josh Berkus and
Robert Treat this year – if they have questions. Once students have a
proposal in mind, we will encourage them to engage with pgsql-hackers
to flesh out their proposals and get feedback the same way that all
contributors do. For those of you who have been around for previous
GSoCs, this should be familiar to you. 🙂

Many thanks to the 15 volunteer mentors and admins this year (in no
particular order):

  • Dave Page – Past mentor – pgAdmin, Windows, Packaging, Infrastructure
  • Heikki Linnakangas – Postgres Committer
  • Magnus Hagander – Postgres Committer, pgAdmin
  • Guillaume Lelarge – pgAdmin
  • Jehan-Guillaume de Rorthais – phpPgAdmin
  • Joe Abbate – Python-related, catalog-related projects
  • David E. Wheeler – Perl-related, extensions, PGXN
  • Mark Wong – benchmarking, monitoring, performance
  • Tatsuo Ishii – Postgres Committer, pgpool-II
  • Stephen Frost – Postgres contributor
  • Devrim Gündüz – Administration related software (dashboard)
  • Josh Berkus – auto-configuration, performance testing
  • Selena Deckelmann – configuration, testing
  • Andreas Scherbaum – performance, configuration, testing
  • Robert Treat – Past mentor 2x, co-admin, Mentor Summit attendee.

We can always accept more mentors! Actual assignment to projects
depends greatly on the proposals from students. Please contact me if
you are interested.