My vacation is officially over (no one should have to deal with an inbox like this!), and this week I'm starting to teach my Mozilla development course again. This year we've expanded it, and my colleague Chris Tyler (ctyler on irc) will be team-teaching with me. It looks like we've got another energetic group ready to cut their teeth and work some magic. As we get rolling, I'll post more info about what we have in store for them.
In the meantime, I'm working this week to get potential projects in the queue. I'm looking to you--yes you-- for ideas. In my experience, the sorts of things that work well for projects are things that you'd do if you had time, but never seem to get around to doing vs. blocker bugs and the like: experiments for new features/addons, cold bugs close to your heart, automation of processes (e.g., buildbot), build stuff, web appy stuff, technical docs, QA and test writing, ports to JS/Python, whatever.
As you bump into these students, make sure you say 'hello' and help them get settled in. Starting with Mozilla is overwhelming, but so much fun at the same time. You can also get close to the action in #seneca if you like.
Leave a comment or send me some mail. It's going to be another wild ride.