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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: increasing GSoC visibility within the ASF
Date Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:38:53 GMT
On 11 April 2013 14:23, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> wrote:

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> On Apr 10, 2013, at 1:39 PM, Mark Struberg wrote:
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> > + it's also pretty hard to spin of small enough tasks which can be done
> in a GSoC project. Most of our projects need some really in-depth knowledge
> prior to hacking a smallish task :/
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> Looking forward to next year, it would be good for us to encourage
> projects to have a GSoC tag in their ticket tracker to identify issues that
> would be good candidates for students. The folks at OpenHatch recommend
> clearly identifying tickets as entry-level, and then,  rather than always
> cleaning up the so-called "low-hanging fruit", leaving them for entry-level
> people. Such an approach might be employed, say, 3-6 months out from GSoC,
> to start to identify good student projects.
>

We already do that. We could be more proactive about reminding projects to
mark issues throughout the year.


>
> Granted, this leaves things undone, but that's probably ok, if our focus
> is indeed community over code.
>

No problem if an issue is tagged GSoC but gets closed before GSoC comes
along.

Ross


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> Rich Bowen
> rbowen@rcbowen.com :: @rbowen
> rbowen@apache.org
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Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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