I am delighted to announce that TPF has been accepted as a mentoring organization for this year's "Google Summer of Code":http://socghop.appspot.com/.
"Google Summer of Code":http://socghop.appspot.com/ is a program that offers stipends to student developers for writing code for open source software projects. Last year we had nine projects accepted and we would love to have more this year.
"Jonathan Leto":http://leto.net/dukeleto.pl/ is our chief organizer and he is looking for "mentors":http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?gsoc_mentors and "project ideas":http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?gsoc_2010_projects. The deadline for student applications is the 9th April and and if you are interested in working with us please join our IRC channel, #soc-help on "irc.perl.org":http://www.irc.perl.org/, and the "mailing list":http://groups.google.com/group/tpf-gsoc.