Google Summer of Code is right around the corner. In fact student applications are already open. The Apache Software Foundation has been accepted as one of the mentoring organizations. This is great news for Allura which is part of the ASF Incubator, because we will be eligble to mentor and accept student proposals for working on Allura.
So if you are intersted in working on a open project hosting platform that is written in Python, I encourage you to register and submit a proposal to the Apache Software Foundation for working on the Allura project. You can find the tickets that are part of the Allura GSoC 2013 on the Apache COMDEV Jira.