The portland project is quite promising, I really hope it is developed and used widely. I hope there would be something related to that in Google's summer of code.
Next week is festival week in our (and probably many other) colleges. Atleast five or six different tech/cultural fests will take place simultaneously. Troika seems the most interesting, and I have hopes on the AI bot programming event.
Tomorrow we head towards the national physical laboratory to present our progress on the project. Our small project will seem odd among the bigger and more impressive sounding one's around us.