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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: increasing GSoC visibility within the ASF
Date Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:41:46 GMT
On 11 April 2013 14:26, Ulrich Stärk <uli@spielviel.de> wrote:

> On 11.04.2013 15:17, Rich Bowen wrote:
> >
> > On Apr 10, 2013, at 1:39 PM, Mark Struberg wrote:
> >
> >> In this light, 33 is not that bad a number.
> >
> >
> > How does that compare to past years?
> >
>
> 27 in 2012, so about the same (the 33 also contain some sub-projects). But
> at the same time the
> number of our TLPs and podlings grew so the ratio of participating
> projects is lower than last year.
>

As I find myself saying every year. It's about quality not quantity.

Our pass rate in the ASF is higher than the programme overall. Part of the
reason for this is that we spend a great deal of time making sure the right
students get chosen, but also because our mentors are very committed. We
state that we expect around 5 hours a week from mentors. That is a
significant commitment but providing that time does give us a higher
success rate.

Personally, I wouldn't consider 33 projects low. We only get around 35-40
slots anyway.

Ross


-- 
Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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