This year, the Haskell.org community has had nine projects funded by Google, out of 64 student applications. We had mentoring capacity for over 20 projects, so the final number was decided by Google, not by our ability to deal with them. Congratulations to those who were accepted! And to those who were not, take heart; the competition was tight.
Most of this year’s successful applications are centered around library and infrastructure improvements, so I’m hopeful that we’ll see quite a lot of generally useful code come out at the end of this summer.
Jason Dagit, Darcs conflict handling, mentored by David Roundy.
Sascha BÃ¶hme, Hackage web interface, mentored by Ross Paterson.
Mathieu Boespflug, Rewrite the type checker for YHC and nhc98, mentored by Malcolm Wallace.
Thomas Schilling, Cabal configurations, mentored by Isaac Jones.
Kenn Knowles, Update the Hat tracer, mentored by Malcolm Wallace.
Paolo Martini, Generalizing Parsec to ParsecT and arbitrary input (ByteStrings), mentored by Philippa Cowderoy.
Clemens Fruhwirth, Shared Libraries for GHC, mentored by Simon Marlow.
MieczysÅ‚aw BÄ…k, HTTP Library Replacement, mentored by Bryan O’Sullivan.
Asumu Takikawa, Extending GuiHaskell: An IDE for Haskell Hackers, mentored by Neil Mitchell.
One Haskell project is being sponsored by Portland State University: Spencer Janssen’s XHSB: an X binding for Haskell, based on XCB, mentored by James Sharp. So really, we have ten projects this year, not nine.
We plan to have at least one “backup” mentor for each project.
Malcolm Wallace has done a sterling job so far as the coordinator for Haskell.org. Thanks, Malcolm!