Google Summer of Code 2007
Once again, Ruby Central will be serving as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code.
Students: see the ideas page for possible project ideas!
To help ensure another great Summer of Code, we’re working hard to build a great team of mentors. Some of our mentors include:
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky is an applied mathematician and computer scientist. His areas of expertise include web application performance engineering, load and scalability testing, queuing theory and Petri net models of computer and communication systems, algorithmic composition and synthesis of music and data mining of large numerical data sets.
John Hornbeck is an entrepreneur who has built his business on top of Ruby/Rails. His areas of expertise include web application development, agile planning, testing, refactoring ruby and problem solving. He is also interested in the great land of virtual machines and compilers.
Xue Yong Zhi is a software engineer who works in network security industry. His areas of expertise include compiler, computer network and security. He is working on a Ruby to Java compiler as a pet project.
Daniel Lewis is a software engineer and web developer. Areas of expertise include Semantic Web technology, Web 2.0 tagging systems and cross-platform development. He is interested in the functional programming abilities of Ruby, as well as using Ruby to deal with semantic web documents (e.g. RDF, Topic Maps, OWL etc). He is currently in the research stages of looking at the similarities and differences of Functional and Object Oriented programming techniques using Haskell and Ruby.