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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: How was GSoC for you, and your students?
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:33:03 GMT
Thanks for pulling this together Ross!  I agree sharing successes /
lessons learned is a very important part of GSoC.

I'm having trouble editing the page with Apache CMS.  (This is my
first time using CMS so this could easily be user error somewhere...).

I installed the CMS bookmarklet, navigated to, and then
clicked it (the bookmarklet), but that redirects me to this URL:

(The top-level page for "community" ... and I can't find any
"mentoring" subdir there).

If instead I go to and
click the bookmarklet, it looks like it's working correctly ...

Not sure what's up but any help would be appreciated!

Mike McCandless

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 6:01 AM, Ross Gardler
<> wrote:
> In the past we've done a really poor job of highlighting the successes
> of GSoC for the ASF and for the students. One reason for this is that
> it takes quite a bit of work to collate all the information and admins
> are most busy during the periods when mentors are reaching out (during
> proposal phase) and wrapping up (during evaluation phase).
> It would be great if mentors, and their students, could help us out by
> recording any useful information about successes (and failures if it
> can be constructive) on the page at [1] (all committed should have
> write access via the CMS).
> What we are looking for is things like:
>   * blog posts
>   * updates on students engagement beyond GSoC
>   * identification of ASF success stories (e.g. students that have
> become key to the ASF as a whole)
>   * the benefits of GSoC + TAC support
>   * statistics that paint a picture
>   * anything else
> Note, this page is not currently prominently linked as it is quite
> sparse right now (it is linked from the upcoming board reprot though).
> It is only semi-private so keep the information factual and
> constructive.
> Ross
> --
> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> Programme Leader (Open Development)
> OpenDirective

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