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authorMatthew Marchese <maffblaster@gentoo.org>2018-02-26 00:26:04 -0800
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Edit/reword GSoC news posting.
Fix deadline date. It is March 27 according to: https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/timeline
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---
-title: ' Gentoo has been accepted as a Google Summer of Code 2018 mentoring organization'
+title: 'Gentoo accepted into Google Summer of Code 2018'
---
-If you are a student and want to spend your summer on Gentoo projects
-and having fun writing code, you can start discussing ideas in the #gentoo-soc IRC Freenode channel [1].
-You can find some ideas example here [2], but of course could be also
-something different.
-Just remember that we strongly recommend that you work with a
-potential mentor to develop your idea before proposing it formally.
-Don’t waste any time because there’s typically some polishing which
-needs to occur before the deadline (March 28th)
+Students who want to spend their summer having fun and writing code can do so now for Gentoo. Gentoo [has been accepted](https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/4918228900380672/) as a mentoring organization for this year's Google Summer of Code.
-I can assure you that Gentoo GSoC is really fun and a great experience
-for improving yourself.
-It is also useful for making yourself known in the Gentoo community.
-Contributing to the Gentoo GSoC will be contributing to Gentoo, a
-bleeding edge distribution, considered by many to be for experts and
-with near-unlimited adaptability.
+The GSoC is an excellent opportunity for gaining real-world experience in software design and making one's self known in the broader open source community. It also looks great on a resume.
-If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to
-contact us [3] or check the Gentoo GSoC 2018 wiki page [4].
+Initial project ideas can be [found here](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2018/Ideas), although new projects ideas are welcome. For new projects time is of the essence: there is typically some idea-polishing which must occur before the ***March 27th deadline***. Because of this it is strongly recommended that students refine new project ideas with a mentor *before* proposing the idea formally.
-[1] [http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=gentoo-soc](http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=gentoo-soc)
-[2] [https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2018/Ideas](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2018/Ideas)
-[3] [soc-mentors@gentoo.org](mailto:soc-mentors@gentoo.org)
-[4] [https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2018](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2018)
+GSoC students are encouraged to begin discussing ideas in the [#gentoo-soc](https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=gentoo-soc) IRC channel on the Freenode network.
+
+Further information can be found on the [Gentoo GSoC 2018 wiki page](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2018). Those with unanswered questions should not hesitate to [contact](mailto:soc-mentors@gentoo.org) the Summer of Code mentors via the mailing list.