[tor-project] We need project ideas for GSoC 2017!

teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 22:12:47 UTC 2017

> On 31 Jan 2017, at 02:46, Tom Ritter <tom at ritter.vg> wrote:
> On 29 January 2017 at 15:57, Damian Johnson <atagar at torproject.org> wrote:
>> Hi all! This week I'm getting our ducks in a row to apply for Google
>> Summer of Code 2017...
>> https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/
>> I just trimmed our volunteer page of projects that were done last year
>> and sadly that doesn't leave us with much. We need mentors and project
>> ideas!
>> Got anything you'd care to mentor this summer? If so please let me know!
>> Just send me a description like the ones on the following and I'd be
>> happy to add it to our site...
>> https://www.torproject.org/getinvolved/volunteer.html.en#Coding
>> Please note that all projects must have two mentors, one of which is
>> an established tor person. If you're not part of our internal community
>> that's fine, but please find a core developer to co-sponsor your
>> project and act as a secondary mentor.
> Anyone want to mentor this with me? Maybe someone who knows Atlas?
> Improve bwauth debugging and resources
> Langauge: HTML/JavaScript/CSS; C; Python; Java
> The bwauth system has been limping along for a while, and it would be
> helpful to track how broken it really is, and output more detailed
> information for relays to debug.  We would like to do some or all of
> the following:
> - Draft (and implement) a core-tor a proposal to expose bwauth vote
> documents on DirAuths (Proposal, C)
> - Draft a plan to enable detection of relays falling between scanners
> in torflow (Proposal)
> - Enhance torflow to expose scanner information for relays (which
> scanner the relay ran on and similar information) (Python)
> - Implement the analysis tools to detect when relays do fall between
> scanners (Python?)
> - Enhance Collector to download and archive these documents (Java)
> - Enhance OnionOO to expose bwauth data (Java)
> - Enhance Atlas to expose bwauth voting information per-relay to show
> historical measurements and scanning status (HTML/JavaScript/CSS)

I might be able to help: at the very least I could provide comments
and feedback, and we could run the code on the tor test network.

But I'm not sure if I will consistently have enough time to be a


Tim Wilson-Brown (teor)

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