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From Louis Suárez-Potts <lui...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Google Summer of Code 2015 is coming
Date Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:54:21 GMT
Hi,

> On 03-02-2015, at 03:55, jan i <jani@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi
> 
> Is this something we want to be involved in? My experience is that for
> every 10 students 1 continues and 8 deliver real work.

If no one leaps to this I would volunteer and act, obviously, less as a mentor than as an
ombudsman. 


> 
> I would be happy to mentor a project, but I need help to define the project
> and depending on the project expert help (peter) with code questions.

We might be able to work jointly on this? My interest is that I know of some students here,
in Toronto, who might very well be interested. I would not actually be able to competently
mentor.


> 
> I have some ideas:
> - a new HTML parser to replace tidy with only the functionality we need for
> core
> - Firefox integration of editor and DocFormats
> - Httpd module to view documents (call to DocFormats)
> 
> thoughts ?
> 
> rgds
> jan i

-louis

> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Ulrich Stärk* <uli@apache.org>
> Date: Monday, February 2, 2015
> Subject: Google Summer of Code 2015 is coming
> To: mentors@community.apache.org
> 
> 
> Hello PMCs (incubator Mentors, please forward this email to your podlings),
> 
> Google Summer of Code [1] is a program sponsored by Google allowing
> students to spend their summer
> working on open source software. Students will receive stipends for
> developing open source software
> full-time for three months. Projects will provide mentoring and project
> ideas, and in return have
> the chance to get new code developed and - most importantly - to identify
> and bring in new committers.
> 
> The ASF will apply as a participating organization meaning individual
> projects don't have to apply
> separately.
> 
> If you want to participate with your project we ask you to do the following
> things by no later than
> 2015-02-13 19:00 UTC (applications from organizations close a week later)
> 
> 1. understand what it means to be a mentor [2].
> 
> 2. record your project ideas.
> 
> Just create issues in JIRA, label them with gsoc2015, and they will show up
> at [3]. Please be as
> specific as possible when describing your idea. Include the programming
> language, the tools and
> skills required, but try not to scare potential students away. They are
> supposed to learn what's
> required before the program starts.
> 
> Use labels, e.g. for the programming language (java, c, c++, erlang,
> python, brainfuck, ...) or
> technology area (cloud, xml, web, foo, bar, ...) and record them at [5].
> 
> Please use the COMDEV JIRA project for recording your ideas if your project
> doesn't use JIRA (e.g.
> httpd, ooo). Contact dev@community.apache.org <javascript:;> if you need
> assistance.
> 
> [4] contains some additional information (will be updated for 2015 shortly).
> 
> 3. subscribe to mentors@community.apache.org <javascript:;>; restricted to
> potential mentors, meant to be used as a
> private list - general discussions on the public dev@community.apache.org
> <javascript:;> list as much as possible
> please). Use a recognized address when subscribing (@apache.org or one of
> your alias addresses on
> record).
> 
> Note that the ASF isn't accepted as a participating organization yet,
> nevertheless you *have to*
> start recording your ideas now or we might not get accepted.
> 
> Over the years we were able to complete hundreds of projects successfully.
> Some of our prior
> students are active contributors now! Let's make this year a success again!
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Uli
> 
> P.S.: Except for the private parts (label spreadsheet mostly), this email
> is free to be shared
> publicly if you want to.
> 
> [1] http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2015
> [2] http://community.apache.org/guide-to-being-a-mentor.html
> [3] http://s.apache.org/gsoc2015ideas
> [4] http://community.apache.org/gsoc.html
> [5] http://s.apache.org/gsoclabels
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Sent from My iPad, sorry for any misspellings.


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