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Why is your organization applying to participate in Google Summer of Code 2012? What do you hope to gain by participating?

The Clojure community has been growing at a healthy rate since the initial language announcement in 2007. The Clojure mailing list is very active and now included over 6000 subscribers. The #clojure freenode IRC channel now regularly sees > 400 participants. There now three conferences dedicated to Clojure, two in the United States and one in Europe. All of the activity means that there now many open source initiative and projects in the community that need help. We decided to to participate as students themselves have expressed interesting on the mailing list.

Does your organization have an application template you would like to see students use? If so, please provide it now

What criteria did you use to select your mentors for this year's program? Please be as specific as possible.

Mentors are generally leaders of existing Clojure community projects that have been involved in the development of the programming language more than three years. These community leaders have shown a dedication and level of involvement that is simple to verify.

What is your plan for dealing with disappearing students?

What is your plan for dealing with disappearing mentors?

Most projects will have a backup mentor. Even so, the mentors are selected precisely for their history of involvement in the proposal.

What steps will you take to encourage students to interact with your project's community before, during and after the program?

Are you a new organization who has a Googler or other organization to vouch for you? If so, please list their name(s) here.