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From sebgoa <>
Subject [GSoC][IMPORTANT] proposal ranking phase 1: indicate willingness to mentor by April 6 19:00 UTC
Date Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:22:57 GMT
Folks who have asked to be mentors of GSoC projects.

Please check the proposals to ASF in google melange and indicated willingness to mentor.
Please engage the students to improve their proposal and make themselves known on the list.



Begin forwarded message:

> From: Ulrich Stärk <>
> Subject: [IMPORTANT] proposal ranking phase 1: indicate willingness to mentor by April
6 19:00 UTC
> Date: April 2, 2015 12:03:33 AM GMT+02:00
> To:
> Reply-To:
> Hi Mentors,
> It’s finally time to start ranking the proposals. Please excuse my quietness the last
few days. We
> will start by getting a rough overview of the proposals that we want to accept if we
had an
> unlimited amount of slots.
> For this I now ask you to go through the proposals and slide the „Wish to mentor slider“
to Yes if
> you want to spend time mentoring a specific proposal. You have time for this until
>  April 12 00:00 UTC
> (failing to meet this deadline will result in a reduction in score for that proposal).
No ranking
> yet please.
> Please also acquaint yourself with the guidelines at [1]. We are now in the „pre-selection
> To answer the question whether it is possible to mentor more than one project up-front:
yes, but.
> I’ll quote myself from last year:
> <quote>
> 1. We strive for a 100% success rate. Google is investing money and they want to see
something in
> return (successful projects). That means that we can't just treat our GSoC projects like
> study projects were we are OK with some projects failing. That in turn means we need
to put in more
> mentoring effort than for the ordinary university student.
> 2. You can mentor more than one student if you convince me that you know what you are
doing and that
> you will strive for a 100% success rate.
> 3. Mentors with more than one student will name backup mentors for their projects.
> 4. In case of two projects competing for a slot, the slot will be awarded to the project
mentored by
> the mentor with less projects.
> </quote>
> As always, if you have questions, please ask on this list.
> Cheers,
> Uli
> [1]

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