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From Ulrich Stärk <>
Subject Re: FW: [GSoC Mentors Announce] Google Summer of Code 2013
Date Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:18:42 GMT
Ross, I'll draft you as our backup admin then ;). Can you please register at [1] and confirm
rgardler is also your melange link_id (username)? Melange won't let me submit our application
without naming a backup admin.




On 15.02.2013 14:01, Ross Gardler wrote:
> Thanks for stepping up Ulrich
> I intend to mentor this year so don't want to Admin. However, as always I
> will be around should things get out of control.
> +1 to having an Admin + a mentor at the summit. I'd suggest making the
> requirement to be active in representing communicating the benefits of the
> programme to the ASF. Pre-announce this to mentors. Don't put too many
> restrictions on what we will consider valuable but perhaps suggest things
> like blogging, data collection etc. When it comes to deciding I suspect the
> ComDev PMC make nominations and then either have a private vote or draw
> names out of a hat.
> I don't think we should make mentoring more than one student a criteria.
> Personally I'd rather see a single well mentored student than two
> adequately mentored ones.
> Ross
> Ross
> On 15 February 2013 09:24, Ulrich Stärk <> wrote:
>> Chris,
>> thanks for the heads up.
>> Folks, I'd like us to get started with this ASAP. The application period
>> hasn't started yet but we
>> need to get the word out to our projects and have them collect ideas.
>> I've got some cycles and would volunteer as the org admin again. Any
>> others?
>> Also I think we should look at our procedures and discuss if anything
>> needs to be improved. One
>> thing is the "who goes to the mentor summit" discussion we had last year.
>> Historically these were
>> the org admins. I was there last year as one of the org admins but I would
>> have liked it if there
>> was one of the mentors as well because I missed some insights into the
>> actual mentoring. I'm
>> therefore proposing that this year we send at least one mentor. We'll have
>> to establish criteria for
>> chosing a mentor to send but I could think of tying this to additional
>> effort put into the program
>> such as mentoring more than one student or creating publicity with blog
>> posts about the projects
>> they are mentoring.
>> Thoughts?
>> Uli
>> On 11.02.2013 21:22, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) wrote:
>>> Guys FYI.
>>> From: Carol Smith <<>>
>>> Reply-To: "<mailto:
>>>" <
>>> Date: Monday, February 11, 2013 11:02 AM
>>> To: "<mailto:
>>>" <
>>> Subject: [GSoC Mentors Announce] Google Summer of Code 2013
>>> Hi GSoC mentors and org admins,
>>> We've announced that we're doing Google Summer of Code 2013 [1]. Yay!
>>> If you would like to help spread the word about GSoC, we have
>> presentations [2], logos [3], and flyers [4] for you to use. Please host
>> meetups, tell your friends and colleagues about the program, go to
>> conferences, talk to people about the program, and just generally do all
>> the awesome word-of-mouth stuff you do every year to promote the program.
>>> The GSoC calendar, FAQ, and events timeline have all been updated with
>> this year's important dates, so please refer to those for the milestones
>> for this year's program. NB: the normal timeline for the program has been
>> modified for this year. You'll probably want to examine the dates closely
>> to make sure you know when important things are happening.
>>> Please consider translating the presentations and/or flyers into your
>> native language and submitting them directly to me to post on the wiki.
>> Localization for our material is integral to reaching the widest possible
>> audience around the world. If you decide to translate a flyer, please fill
>> out our form to request a thank you gift for your effort. [5]
>>> If you decide to host a meetup, please email me to let me know the date,
>> time, and location so I can put it on the GSoC calendar. Also, remember to
>> take pictures at your meetup and write up a blog post for our blog using
>> our provided template for formatting [6]. If you need promotional items for
>> your attendees, please fill out our form [7] to request some; we're happy
>> to send some along. We can provide up to about 25 pens, notebooks, or
>> stickers and/or a few t-shirts. Please keep in mind, though, that shipping
>> restrictions and timeline vary country-to-country; request items early to
>> make sure they get there on time! If you have questions about hosting
>> meetups, please see the section in our FAQ [8].
>>> Please also consider applying to participate as an organization again
>> this year or maybe joining as a mentor for your favorite organization if
>> they are selected this year.
>>> We rely on you for your help for the success of this program, so thank
>> you in advance for all the work you do!
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>>> Cheers,
>>> Carol
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