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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject How to track/rank/accept mentor proposals
Date Tue, 01 Dec 2009 15:32:46 GMT
How should we track mentees proposals and mentors willingness to mentor them?

Whilst we have one or two mentees trickling in it will be fine to
handle each one individually, but once we get geared up to put out a
general PR call we are likely to get a number of requests and it will
become hard for us to manage. Bear in mind that GSoC experience shows
that around 80% of proposals are not acceptabel and will find no
mentor. We need a fast and efficient way of clearing proposals through
this initial stage before we start bothering potential mentors with
them.

Some suggestions:

- Text file in SVN (manually intensive but supremely flexible with
respect to our evolving process)
- Online Spreadsheet (manually intensive but supremely flexible with
respect to our evolving process)
- Melange, Googles open source webapp for GSoC (efficient for admins,
predefined process, although it is configurable)
- Custom built (effort on our part, but allows us to have what we want)
- ????

I suggest we ought to be thinking about an immediate solution now and
a solution for use in our first major push which Kathey is hoping to
do after the GSoC students are assigned in April.

Ross


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Ross Gardler

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