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From Yuki Morishita <>
Subject Re: Cassandra on Google Summer of Code 2017
Date Tue, 07 Feb 2017 03:13:57 GMT

I co-mentored GSoC last year with Paulo Motta for Apache Cassandra project.
Here is what we did last year:

* Marked streaming related issues as
These issues were presented in GSoC website so that students can
submit their proposal to them.
* Candidate student contacted us and showed interest. We advised the
student for proposal review.
* Candidate submitted the proposal, and we evaluated his ability to
accomplish the task. (Interview included).
* Note that not all candidates are accepted. Google assigns certain
number of students per organization, and since ASF has tons of
projects, it can be competitive.

* Initial plan for mentee to work was CASSANDRA-8928
( Though the
work amount that we (mentors) found after GSoC started was way more
than what we estimated initially, so we switched the target issue to
technically related issue.
* Mentee finished two issues that related to streaming
(CASSANDRA-10810 and CASSANDRA-12008) in timely manner with the
quality we expected, so he passed the final evaluation.

As an organizaiton, ASF will participate to GSoC as usual this year,
but if Apache Cassandra project wants to participate, we need to start
marking JIRA issue as "gsoc2017" by 2/9.
Think before marking issue, though, that  the issue can be tackled
within GSoC period. :)

I'm still not sure if I have time to mentor this year, but I'm willing
to answer any GSoC related question.

On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 7:38 PM, Nate McCall <> wrote:
> Sorry for the top post, but just want to make sure everyone has the details:
> If any committers want to be involved in this, the ASF is filling this
> out as a whole so we don't need to do too much on a project level.
> ASF details for mentorship (including GSoC) can be found here:
> On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 2:14 PM, Русак Максим <> wrote:
>> Hello, developers of Cassandra. I'm really interested in the Cassandra project (especially
in distributed metadata components(like gossip)) and eager to take part in GSoC, dive deep
into Cassandra internals and make a contribution under mentorship.
>> Currently I'm working on my undergrad diploma in Yandex YT (analog of Hadoop). My
work is related to distributed metadata and anomalous nodes detection.
>> So I have few questions:
>> 1. Does Cassandra plan to take part in GSoC this year?
>> 2. Are anyone willing to mentor? (not necessarily relating to distributed metadata)
>> It'll be nice to see wide range of Cassandra projects and ideas. In this way Cassandra
could attract new talents and accelerate development :)
>> (Mentoring organization application deadline is February 9, 16:00 UTC, so it need
to be done as soon as possible)
>> Regards, Maxim Rusak

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