HPX Accepted for GSoC 2020

After a year’s break, we’re proud to announce that HPX has once again been accepted as an organization to Google Summer of Code (GSoC)! GSoC connects interested students with open-source projects, and lets students work three months full-time on various interesting projects. If you’re new to GSoC you can read more about the program on the official website.

We’ve put together a list of topics and instructions for you to get started. The topics listed are not exhaustive and you’re free to suggest your own topics, but be prepared to convince us why your idea would be a great addition to HPX! You can introduce yourself and ask questions on the HPX mailing list hpx-users@stellar-group.org, or hop onto our IRC channel #ste||ar on freenode for more in-depth discussions. Make sure you get in touch with the community early. We’ve found that generally the students who are most involved in our community, processes, and are open to suggestions from mentors have the best chances of succeeding with their application.

If you are interested in working with an international team of developers on the cutting edge of C++ parallel, task-based runtime systems please check us out!

GSoC 2018 Participants Announced!

We can now announce the participants in the STE||AR Group’s 2018 Google Summer of Code! We are very proud to announce the names of those 7 students who this year will be funded by Google to work on projects for our group.

These recipients represent only a handful of the many excellent proposals that we had to choose from. For those unfamiliar with the program, the Google Summer of Code brings together ambitious students

GsoC’18: Interview @ Heise online

This year we got interviewed about our activities at Google Summer of Code by heise online.  First, they interviewed one of this years organizers Patrick Diehl about his responsibilities as a mentor and organizer. Please find the interview in German here. Second, they interviewed Marcin Copik, a former student and a current mentor about his experiences. Please find the interview in German here.

Google Summer of Code Statistics

After the Google Mentor Summit, we started to gather some statistics about our participation in Google Summer of Code. In Summer 2014, we were first time accepted as an organization.  Figure 1 shows that since our first year we have increased the number of students mentored from two to six. Unfortunately, with an more students, the odd of a student failing the program increased. In 2017 we started to analyze the pull requests of our students. Here, we counted the open pull request at the last day of GSoC and the closed one one day later. In 2018 we started to analyze the ammount of applications we received .We also analyzed the amount of students per country of residence and continent of residence.

GSoC 2017 Results: Success!

It has been another STE||AR Summer of Code! This year our team had the privilege to work with some very talented students. Moreover, we are pleased to say that their work clearly showcases their potential. It has been an exciting and rewarding to watch these students submit increasingly influential contributions to our community.  Below you can read an outline of their projects which