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The Seastar Framework Was Accepted for Google Summer of Code


Interested in contributing code to a framework that provides Scylla and other programs with high-throughput I/O and networking? The Scylla team is pleased to announce that the Seastar framework has been accepted as a Google Summer of Code organization. Google Summer of Code with the Seastar project provides students with the opportunity to spend their summer break contributing to an awesome open source project, work under the mentorship of dedicated, brilliant engineers, and in addition receiving a stipend when the project milestones are met.

Learn more about Seastar at http://www.seastar-project.org/

Students willing to participate should check for eligibility and more details at the following links:



Student Application period opens on March 12th and ends on March 27th, so add the date to your calendar and don’t forget to check it out in time.

If you’re eligible for the summer of code program, then you may start looking at our ideas list at https://github.com/scylladb/seastar/wiki/Google-Summer-of-Code-2018#ideas

If you’re interested in knowing more about Seastar, gather details about other potential ideas, or make a proposal based on the ideas in the link above, please send an e-mail to the Seastar Developer’s Mailing List at [email protected]. We’ll be very happy to guide you through the process.

Raphael S. Carvalho

About Raphael S. Carvalho

Raphael S. Carvalho is an engineer working on the ScyllaDB storage layer for the past 7 years. Previously, he worked on bringing new file system support for the Syslinux project, which is a suite of bootloaders for starting up Linux. He’s passionate about OS development too, which led him to work on OSv, an operating system for virtualized environments, and make contributions to the Linux kernel as well.