Google Summer of Code 2016 projects

I’d like to introduce the 13 students that are being mentored by Mozilla this year as part of Google Summer of Code 2016! Currently the “community bonding” period is ongoing, but we are on the cusp of the “coding period” starting.

As part of Google Summer of Code (GSoC), we ask students to provide weekly updates of their progress in a public area (usually a blog). If you’re interested in a particular project, please follow along! Lastly, remember that GSoC is a community effort: if a student is working in an area where you consider yourself knowledgable, please introduce yourself and offer to provide help and/or advice!

Below is a listing of each student’s project (linked to their weekly updates), the name of each student and the name of their mentor(s).

Project Student Mentor(s)
Download app assets at runtime (Firefox for Android) Krish skaspari
File API Support (Servo) izgzhen Manishearth
Implement RFC7512 PKCS#11 URI support and system integration (NSS) varunnaganathan Bob Relyea, David Woodhoue
Implementing Service Worker Infrastructure in Servo Browser Engine creativcoder jdm
Improving and expanding the JavaScript XMPP Implementation Abdelrhman Ahmed aleth, nhnt11
Mozilla Calendar – Event in a Tab paulmorris Philipp Kewisch
Mozilla Investigator (MIG): Auditd integration Arun kang
Prevent Failures due to Update Races (Balrog) varunjoshi Ben Hearsum
Proposal of Redesign SETA MikeLing Joel Maher
Schedule TaskCluster Jobs in Treeherder martianwars armenzg
Thunderbird - Implement mbox -> maildir converter Shiva mkmelin
Two Projects to Make A-Frame More Useful, Accessible, and Exciting bryik Diego Marcos
Web-based GDB Frontend baygeldin jonasfj