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From Chris Saunders <c.saunders...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Summer of Code 2008 - A few Questions
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:26:41 GMT
Thanks a lot for the response.  I'll give all of that a try and see how 
far I can get.

Kathey Marsden wrote:
> Christopher Saunders wrote:
>>          I am interested in getting involved with the summer of code 
>> but would like to ask a few questions.
>> I am going to be going to classes this summer semester but would 
>> still like to contribute to the derby project.
> I think typically students are working full time on Google Soc, but I 
> guess it is really up to you and how much you can handle.  It  is hard 
> for me to say without knowing your work.  Are you a graduate student 
> or undergrad?  Perhaps some of our past students can comment on 
> whether they think it is feasible to take classes at the same time. If 
> you don't want the pressure of a formal project and setting goals etc, 
> you can still contribute and just not participate in the program. To 
> get a feel for how you'll do,  set up your build and test environment 
> and see how long it takes to get the tests running cleanly, then maybe 
> get started on converting  a JUnit test or pickup a Newcomer issue.  
> If you can achieve these goals by March 31, (the application 
> deadline), I think you should be fine. See:
> http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/DerbyDev
> for tips on getting started.
> Kathey

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