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* [[GSoC/2019/Accepted_Proposals|Accepted 2019 Google Summer of Code projects]]
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Moved to https://github.com/sugarlabs/GSoC
 
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== Introduction ==
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The purpose of this project is to get Sugar Labs ready for a [http://code.google.com/opensource/gsoc/2009/faqs.html Google Summer of Code] mentor organization application, and to coordinate a Sugar Labs Summer of Code effort if accepted. (From the 2009 FAQ: "Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source projects.")
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This is a project under [[DevelopmentTeam]]. [[User:Mchua|Mchua]] is the current project coordinator and can be contacted with any questions.
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== What makes a good project ==
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Our focus is on '''collaboration''' and '''community''' for the summer 2009 round of projects, though we'll also consider thoughtful proposals that lie outside these two areas and can make a strong case for how they would support the Sugar Labs [[Sugar_Labs|mission]].
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=== Collaboration ===
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This refers to API or activity work that makes [[collaboration]] "work better." A good metric for "works better" is to ask the following: "6 months after the summer ends, which projects are likely to have caused the highest increase in children-hours spent collaborating over Sugar Activities?"
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=== Community ===
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This refers to meta-work that makes it easy for Sugar to reach a broader [[community]]; this includes development tools (and accompanying implementation of processes and training), internationalization/localization, accessibility, infrastructure-building, and porting Sugar to other platforms.
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A good metric for "reaches a broader community" is to ask the following: "6 months after the summer ends, which projects are likely to cause the highest increase in SL community members that have participated consistently on a team for a minimum of 3 months?"
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== Get involved ==
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=== Mentors ===
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The preliminary [[/Mentors]]' application page is now up.
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=== Students ===
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Student applications are not yet open; we have to get accepted first!
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=== Supporters ===
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We're currently in the "get ideas" phase; please see [[DevelopmentTeam/ProjectIdeas]] for a list of potential projects, and add your own. (There are some [[MarketingTeam/Events/Sugarcamp_Boston_2008/Minutes#Items_from_the_roadmap_brainstorm|more project ideas]] from a brainstorming session at Sugar Camp that should be ported over; let [[User:Mchua|Mchua]] know if you'd like to help with this.)
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We would welcome help coordinating the overall effort as well; please contact [[User:Mchua|Mchua]] if you'd like to get involved with this.
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== Community-building ideas ==
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The mentoring org application includes the following questions:
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# What steps will you take to encourage students to interact with your project's community before, during and after the program?
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# What will you do to ensure that your accepted students stick with the project after GSoC concludes?
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This is a place for brainstorming these issues.
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[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
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[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?"
 

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