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Date: 2007-01-26 (03:33)
From: Yaron Minsky <yminsky@c...>
Subject: Fwd: [Caml-list] Re: The OCaml Summer Project
Whoops, neglected to send this to the list...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Yaron Minsky <yminsky@cs.cornell.edu>
Date: Jan 25, 2007 10:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: The OCaml Summer Project
To: Gabriel Kerneis <gabriel.kerneis@enst.fr>

On 1/25/07, Gabriel Kerneis <gabriel.kerneis@enst.fr> wrote:
> Le Thu, 25 Jan 2007 17:29:40 -0800, "Nathaniel Gray" <n8gray@gmail.com>
> a écrit :
> > > Yaron M. Minsky wrote:
> > > > I am pleased to announce the OCaml Summer Project. The project is
> > > > aimed at encouraging growth in the OCaml community by funding
> > > > students over the summer to work on open-source projects in OCaml.
> >
> > Sounds great, but there's one thing I'm not clear on.  Will students
> > have advisors for their projects?  I have a few ideas for projects and
> > it would be fun to get a student or two working on them.
> And I'm an interested student looking for ideas (the binary trees
> project on the OCSP page seems fine but I'd be glad to have more
> ideas) ;-)
> Other questions :
> - is it possible to propose several projects (per student) and let
> the OCSP team decide which one is the better ?

Just one proposal per student, I'm afraid.  We'd rather you chose a project
you liked and believed in, and come up with the best proposal you can fo

- (if i were to be selected and finish the job) what kind of
> visa/passport/etc. do one need to come to the USA (I'm living in
> France) - but i guess i can find this on the Internet - and to what
> extent will you pay the flight/food/housing/etc. fees ?

We will pay for the travel and your stay.  I don't expect we'll pay for all
of your meals, but we'll have a few dinners for the group.  As for the visa
issue, my expectation is that students will figure this out on their own.  I
suspect that for the most part I believe a tourist visa should do, but I
don't really know the details, and it will no doubt vary from country to

> --
> Gabriel Kerneis
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