Well, my experience of Google Summer of Code 2008 has been pretty nice so far. Even if I don’t get selected, the entire participation part has been a great experience. Got to interact directly with some people who are at the top of theire respective fields/projects. Notable ones are James Walker, from drupal. I had proposed OpenID server integration to Drupal. Walkah suggested OpenID Attribute Exchange rather as server support had already been done and only a few porting issues were left. Also was lucky enough to get a very constructive review from Rob Loach on my earlier openID integration application with drupal.
These two are the main organisations I ve been dealing with. Will post all my other experiences as and when they happen. Will go back to work on further improving my application.
By the way, Google SoC students’ application deadline has been extended by a week. I was amongst the first few hundreds to know as the news was very much announced while I was there on the gsoc channel. when Lesli Hawthorn announced the news and changed the topic for the #gsoc channel. lh, as she is known at #gsoc is a Program Manager for Google’s Open Source Team.