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From Suresh Marru <sma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: GSoC 2013: non-code projects on website, branding?
Date Sun, 03 Mar 2013 01:47:23 GMT
On Mar 2, 2013, at 8:02 PM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:

> On 2 March 2013 10:37, Shane Curcuru <asfl@shanecurcuru.org> wrote:
> 
>> Quick sanity check: would it be worthwhile to explore having a non-code
>> project?
> 
> 
> Google have always, in the past, been against non-code projects in GSoC.
> 
> Assuming this has not changed, your ideas are better suited to the other
> initiative which is more high school level (I forget its name) but it runs
> later in the year and projects are discreet and less code focussed. We've
> not participated in that programme for a good few years but that's only
> been due to lack of someone to drive our engagement.

Is it Google Code-in [1] ? Documentation seems to rightly fit here. 

Suresh
[1] - https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/2012/

> 
> Ross
> 
> 
> 
>> We often decry the lack of understandable or organized technical
>> documentation, especially on the apache.org site.  Similarly, we could do
>> a much better job simply clearly describing things for branding, making
>> fundraising look a little prettier, having an easier to navigate events
>> area, etc.
>> 
>> Should I try to find enough discrete tasks  here to submit a
>> documentation-type GSoC idea?  Or is that not likely to find any students /
>> going to be too much work to pull together?
>> 
>> I love the idea of offering a non-heavy-code project, and I will have a
>> little spare time over the summer (when I'm taking a 12 week leave of
>> absence from $dayjob).
>> 
>> Ideas? Anyone want to help?
>> 
>> - Shane
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> Programme Leader (Open Development)
> OpenDirective http://opendirective.com


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