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From Isaac Kamga <>
Subject Re: Brief Update from Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit
Date Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:52:45 GMT
Hi Ed,

Good to know you liked the GSoC Mentors Summit.

Once more, thanks for sharing this update.

We look forward to reading your blog post.

At Your Service,
Isaac Kamga.

On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 9:11 PM, Ed Cable <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just wanted to briefly mention that the Mifos Initiative had five of our
> mentors in attendance at this past weekend's Google Summer of Code Mentor
> Summit in Mountain View.
> For myself and Avik it was our first time attending and for Ishan,
> Pranjal, and Gaurav they had attended before.
> I will share a blog post later on with more thoughts and reflections but
> it was very worthwhile event that I hope more of our mentors can attend in
> the future - it was nice to be together and share ideas with so many
> passionate open source people.
> The unconference format lent itself to many valuable sessions. I led one
> session titled "Sticking Around: Attracting and Retaining Long-Term
> Contributors".  You can find notes on that here:
> I also attended sessions on Kubernetes led by Google staff, Failing More
> Students, GCI Discussion, GSOC selection process, and GitHub workflow
> improvements. The GitHub session opened my eyes to some valuable bots and
> tools we could use to better automate our processes.
> I wanted to thank Avik especially for attending many sessions to expand
> his knowledge and for spending several hours in deep brainstorming sessions
> with me about our software and the community.
> There were also two sessions worth of lightning talks (2-3 min) spanning 3
> hours covering 50 projects. These were especially impressive to see the
> scale, scope, diversity, and complexity of the GSOC projects students are
> working on. I gave a lightning talk on Dilpreet's Mobile Banking App
> project (slides at and Pranjal gave one on
> Gopala's web app enhancements (slides at
> --
> *Ed Cable*
> President/CEO, Mifos Initiative
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