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From "Ulrich Stärk" <>
Subject Re: GSoC 2013 - A better interface for students to select projects
Date Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:21:41 GMT
I won't be at ApacheCon but Noirin is to my knowledge.


On Sun, February 24, 2013 17:35, Suresh Marru wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Suresh
> 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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