Friday, March 16, 2012

Mixxx in Google Summer of Code 2012!

Google has just announced the participating mentoring organizations for Google Summer of Code 2012 and Mixxx has been accepted into the program!

Google Summer of Code is a global program that allows students to receive a $5000 USD stipend for writing code for an open source software project over the summer. Students can apply by submitting an application to a mentoring organization (like us) via the GSoC 2012 website. For more information about how GSoC works, please see the program FAQ.

To get prospective students started, we've put up a list of GSoC 2012 Project Ideas for Mixxx on our wiki, but we're always interested in new ideas. We also recommend taking a peek at our page of general advice for students interested in applying. The application period for students begins on March 26th and ends April 6th at 19:00 UTC. 

Our past summer projects have included rewriting our scrolling waveform widgets, adding Shoutcast broadcasting support to Mixxx, and improving our audio mixer routing code. A full list of our past GSoC projects is available on the front page of our wiki.

Interested? Apply starting March 26th and come hack on the best free MP3 DJ mixing software for the Summer!