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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: increasing GSoC visibility within the ASF
Date Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:12:35 GMT
Good point Luciano - we need to move to GSOC only - or better still
something not linked to GSoC, e.g. mentored. A search and a batch update
will do the job nicely. We can adjust our search to include GSoC, GSoC2013
and mentored to catch those who didn't do the update.

Ross


On 11 April 2013 17:07, Luciano Resende <luckbr1975@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 7:38 AM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com
> >wrote:
>
> > On 11 April 2013 14:23, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > On Apr 10, 2013, at 1:39 PM, Mark Struberg wrote:
> > >
> > > > + 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 :/
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > 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
> >
> >
> One of the issues is that we keep using GSoC + year as tag, so we pretty
> much discard all the previous years project ideas that are still open. I
> think using something generic like GSoC would make our project idea look
> bigger without much overhead on mentors to prepare year over year.
>
> --
> Luciano Resende
> http://people.apache.org/~lresende
> http://twitter.com/lresende1975
> http://lresende.blogspot.com/
>



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

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