[Rust-VMM] Call for GSoC and Outreachy project ideas for summer 2022

Jason Wang jasowang at redhat.com
Mon Feb 14 07:11:42 UTC 2022

On Fri, Jan 28, 2022 at 11:47 PM Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear QEMU, KVM, and rust-vmm communities,
> QEMU will apply for Google Summer of Code 2022
> (https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/) and has been accepted into
> Outreachy May-August 2022 (https://www.outreachy.org/). You can now
> submit internship project ideas for QEMU, KVM, and rust-vmm!
> If you have experience contributing to QEMU, KVM, or rust-vmm you can
> be a mentor. It's a great way to give back and you get to work with
> people who are just starting out in open source.
> Please reply to this email by February 21st with your project ideas.
> Good project ideas are suitable for remote work by a competent
> programmer who is not yet familiar with the codebase. In
> addition, they are:
> - Well-defined - the scope is clear
> - Self-contained - there are few dependencies
> - Uncontroversial - they are acceptable to the community
> - Incremental - they produce deliverables along the way
> Feel free to post ideas even if you are unable to mentor the project.
> It doesn't hurt to share the idea!

Implementing the VIRTIO_F_IN_ORDER feature for both Qemu and kernel
(vhost/virtio drivers) would be an interesting idea.

It satisfies all the points above since it's supported by virtio spec.

(Unfortunately, I won't have time in the mentoring)


> I will review project ideas and keep you up-to-date on QEMU's
> acceptance into GSoC.
> Internship program details:
> - Paid, remote work open source internships
> - GSoC projects are 175 or 350 hours, Outreachy projects are 30
> hrs/week for 12 weeks
> - Mentored by volunteers from QEMU, KVM, and rust-vmm
> - Mentors typically spend at least 5 hours per week during the coding period
> Changes since last year: GSoC now has 175 or 350 hour project sizes
> instead of 12 week full-time projects. GSoC will accept applicants who
> are not students, before it was limited to students.
> For more background on QEMU internships, check out this video:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNVCX7YMUL8
> Please let me know if you have any questions!
> Stefan

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