We have been lucky enough that Google accepted Mono as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2011
This is a great opportunity for students to get involved with open source, contribute, learn and get paid for their work during the summer.
We have a lot of ideas to choose from in our student projects page, ranging from virtual machine hacking, MacOS X improvements, MonoDevelop extensions, language bindings and even improving the Manos web application framework.
Do not let our limited imagination stop you. Although there are plenty of ideas to choose from, students should feel free to come up with their own ideas. In the past years projects based on students' ideas have been very successful and we want to encourage more of those.
Proposal submission is open until Friday April 8, so now is the time to join our wonderful community, discuss your project ideas and start working on those proposals.
The Mono Summer of Code IRC channel is #monosoc on irc.gnome.org