Current revision as of 21:36, 29 July 2007
I thought you might be interested in the upcoming Summer of Content program, which is having its first run starting August 10 (see http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Summer_of_Content_2007). The Summer of Content program matches interns who want to contribute to open content with mentors from existing open-content projects who can help them, and provides stipends to the interns that allow them to work full-time on their project. In particular, I thought you might make an excellent mentor for ORGANIZATION.
If you're interested, you can sign up at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Summer_of_Content_mentors. If there is anything specific that ORGANIZATION requires of its mentors, note it here. Also, please pass this on to other people who might be interested - there are some email templates for interns and mentor orgs over at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Summer_of_Content/Letter_templates.
Thanks and best wishes,
PS: Here's a description from the website, http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Summer_of_Content:
The Summer of Content (SoCon) program offers budding creators mentorship and stipends to develop open content and run free culture events throughout the world. Inspired by Google's Summer of Code program, our goal is to support a self-sustaining ecosystem of open content by encouraging growth of contributor communities, and attention to communication and accessibility around projects, where they're most needed.
There are two Summer sessions a year, each lasting approximately 10 weeks: a Northern Summer running between June and August and a Southern Summer running between December and February. (The current Northern Summer 2007 is a pilot run, taking place in August and September 2007.)
Each summer, applicants, mentors, and the open content community define open content projects that need working on. Applicants describe the projects they want to work on and the kind of work they want to do. Mentor organizations describe the projects they can support and the mentors they have available. SoCon acts as matchmaker for mentors and interns, and project work begins! The Summer ends with a series of local Jams around the world to showcase and gather feedback on the new creations.