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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: GSoC 2013: non-code projects on website, branding?
Date Sun, 03 Mar 2013 01:02:06 GMT
On 2 March 2013 10:37, Shane Curcuru <> 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.


> We often decry the lack of understandable or organized technical
> documentation, especially on the 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)

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