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The BEAM Community has been accepted into Google Summer of Code 2013

Written by Fredrik, 11 Apr 2013

The BEAM Community is a group of projects that run on the Erlang VM. The community’s goal is to host relevant projects in the Erlang community, making it easy for those projects to participate in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2013 and for interested students to pick their best choice. http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013


BEAM community’s hosted projects include Disco, a distributed computing framework originated from Nokia,Zotonic, a high performance CMS in Erlang, ejabberd, a robust XMPP server used largely around the world and others (see the full list in their wiki). This gives students a wide range of choices that goes from working on distributed systems, to maintaining robust servers and language design.


Students should pick their projects and submit proposals from 22nd April to 3rd May. We recommend them to work closely with mentors in order to craft the best proposals! Our mailing list and IRC channel are the best places to ask questions and get more details about our projects!
For more information on Google Summer of Code itself, timelines and proposals, visit the Melange website.
Feel free to reach the BEAM community via the mailing list or by joining #beam-community on irc.freenode.net.

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