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From Suresh Marru <>
Subject Re: GSoC 2013 - A better interface for students to select projects
Date Sun, 24 Feb 2013 16:35:26 GMT
Hi All,

I am giving a talk on Tuesday about Student Engagement with Apache Projects -
As I polish my slides, I realize the improvements on GSOC will be a great topic to brainstorm
in this session. 

Any volunteers to help me with this talk? I realize its last minute, but if Norin or Uli would
like to summarize GSOC in this session that will be great as well. I will be traveling today
to Portland but available all day tomorrow if we can chat in person.


On Feb 15, 2013, at 12:46 PM, Ulrich Stärk <> wrote:

> +1
> What I like about our current approach is that it filters out those who are not willing
to work with
> an issue tracker which is a fairly common thing to do as an open source developer. Concensus
at the
> summit seemed to be that it's a good idea to filter out those very early that are not
willing to put
> in some effort. We can ask our projects to give some more information about their ideas
and have
> them provide that information as labels in jira. Students can then filter for those labels.
> Uli
> On 15.02.2013 18:00, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 5:31 PM, Luciano Resende <> wrote:
>>> ...I would like to make things a little more simple for the students to
>>> find the project that best match their skiils or the areas of their
>>> interest. The idea is to crawl our jira issues and add some more
>>> metadata to the jira based on foap project details, and then present a
>>> UI where students can have more choices to filter project ideas, like
>>> by language (e.g. c or java ) , by area (e.g. cloud), etc...
>> Sounds good, but beyond that we shouldn't hold the student's hands too
>> much IMO - we want those who are not ready to do their homework to
>> fail early ;-)
>> -Bertrand

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