Sure, getting accepted into Summer of Code is cool. Hammering on that keyboard until those last few lines of code are checked in, even cooler. Gaining committer status with your project, truly sweet. IMHO, though, the coolest thing about participating in Summer of Code is the chance to get deeply involved with your project community, so much so that you end up on the other side of the table, mentoring students for your project. After all, who knows the trials and tribulations of SoCer student life better than a former participant?
Our first Summer of Code podcast features one such SoCer student turned mentor, Angie Byron with the Drupal project. In addition to hearing more about her experiences as an SoCer, I also had a chance to catch up with her about her presentation on Women in floss at the recent Flourish conference. She also has some great suggestions for this year's students.
We're really excited to be bringing the podcast to the community, and we're even more excited to hear what you think. Leave a comment about the podcast and tell us what you'd like to see in future editions.
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Enjoy the show!