Summer of Code/Getting Involved

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Mentors

The preliminary Mentors' application page is now up.

Students

Student applications open on 23 March 2009. Look at the Resources page. It has links to many ideas and development resources. Your may also propose your own development ideas—show your creativity—combine the best aspects from the pool. Bring your proposals to the community, developers, and potential mentors (not limited to Mentors) for feedback on the mailing list or IRC.

Supporters

We're currently in the "get ideas" phase; please see Development Team/Project Ideas for a list of potential projects, and add your own. (There are some more project ideas from a brainstorming session at Sugar Camp that should be ported over; let Mchua know if you'd like to help with this.)

We would welcome help coordinating the overall effort as well; please contact Mchua if you'd like to get involved with this.

Community-building ideas

The mentoring org application includes the following questions:

  1. What steps will you take to encourage students to interact with your project's community before, during and after the program?
  2. What will you do to ensure that your accepted students stick with the project after GSoC concludes?

This is a place for brainstorming these issues.

[11:59] <mchua> homunq: we also need a general plan for how we're going to use this as a good community building tool for new developers, though that's a little vague [11:59] <mchua> homunq: stuff like "would a weekly check-in email be a good idea?" "do we require mentor meetings on IRC?" "are students mandated to blog about their work?"