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Action week for Google Summer of Code students

This week (22 - 28 April) is the week that really matters most for those students who want to participate in Google Summer of Code. The deadline for student applications is next Friday (3 May), but if you don't spend time exploring project ideas this week, you won't be able to make a strong enough application.

Here are the key things I need to see for potential students for the project areas I have offered to co-mentor in:

Switzerland Schilthorn with 007 (video - final leg)

Following up on the second and third legs of the cable car journey, we now have the final leg, rising up to the summit of the Schilthorn:

Getting to Switzerland, travel costs

With so many people contemplating the cost of travel to Switzerland this summer, I thought I would share some eye-opening insights into how to get a better deal.

Switzerland Schilthorn with 007 (video - leg 3)

Friday's video of the 2nd leg of the cable car journey was quite popular, Ganglia stats for the video server can't be wrong:

Switzerland Schilthorn with 007 (video - leg 2)

What has DebConf13 got in common with James Bond? The connection with Switzerland of course. Bond creator Ian Flemming actually spent time living in Switzerland and this beautiful alpine country was featured in more than one of his books/movies, including Goldfinger

reSIProcate and reTURN come to Fedora

This week, I've released the first official reSIProcate packages for Fedora. EPEL packages for RHEL5 and RHEL6 are on the way too. This is exceptionally good news for Debian, Ubuntu, OpenWRT routers and every other platform that is already carrying these packages.

Google Summer of Code, tips for students

I've had quite a few queries about the project ideas for Google Summer of Code on the Lumicall and Debian project pages and I'm publishing some notes here to help people get the best chance of participating, while also helping people's expectations.

Switzerland Rigi-Bahn scenic mountain railway, Swiss rail travel (video)

With DebConf13 registrations opening very soon, it's about time to share some more about Swiss travel.

Quickstart: Integrating SIP support into any application with reSIProcate

Today's applications are more dynamic and interactive than ever before, typically offering the user many ways to collaborate or get live data about their community or environment as they need it.

Comparing packaging workflows in Debian and beyond

My blog post yesterday about Debian's git packaging workflows was meant to help fill some gaps in the documentation of this process, one of the most significant being the diagram.

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