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From Cameron Goodale <good...@apache.org>
Subject Re: FW: [GSoC Mentors] Google Summer of Code 2013
Date Mon, 18 Feb 2013 23:35:38 GMT
Thanks Ross.  That sounds like the best way to approach the challenge of
have such a wide range of students and skill sets.

Best Regards,


Cameron


On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 3:18 PM, Ross Laidlaw <rlaidlaw.open@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Cameron,
>
> I forgot to mention (apologies if you already know this) that GSoC is
> open to many types of student including undergraduates, postgraduates,
> mature students, full-time and part-time students, etc.  Consequently,
> it might be difficult to devise a project that presents the same level
> of challenge to every GSoC student.  The approach Chris took last year
> as my mentor was to have many interesting extensions lined up for me
> if I finished the original project.  I really liked this approach and
> I believe it's a good model for other GSoC projects to follow.
>
> Hope this is useful feedback,
>
> Ross
>
>
>
> On 14 February 2013 20:51, Cameron Goodale <goodale@apache.org> wrote:
> > Ross,
> >
> > Thanks for the feedback and I am glad to hear that your GSoC experience
> was
> > good enough that you are considering doing it again. Is there anything we
> > can do differently to improve this summer?  (don't worry you won't hurt
> my
> > feelings)
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> >
> > Cameron
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM, Ross Laidlaw <rlaidlaw.open@gmail.com
> >wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Chris & Cam,
> >>
> >> I'm listening in on the OODT and SIS lists and I've been following
> >> along with great interest.  My GSoC experience last summer was very
> >> positive.  I found OODT to be highly accessible because of its
> >> component-based structure.  This allowed me to focus on one area (File
> >> Manager) and start working on my project without having to learn
> >> everything upfront about each part of OODT.  The approach for my
> >> project was to break it down into smaller deliverable steps.  I liked
> >> this idea as it helped me to gain momentum.  I found the OODT and SIS
> >> communities to be very knowledgable, welcoming and encouraging.  All
> >> of these aspects gave me a lot of enthusiasm to contribute and to
> >> complete GSoC.
> >>
> >> I've tried to spread the word about GSoC to my classmates and
> >> colleagues.  Every year there are tons of applicants and there should
> >> be lots of healthy competition again this year for places.  I'm still
> >> a student and I'm very keen to apply this year if the OODT/SIS
> >> communities would be happy for me to contribute again via GSoC.
> >>
> >> Ross
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On 13 February 2013 22:09, Cameron Goodale <goodale@apache.org> wrote:
> >> > Chris,
> >> >
> >> > I think it would be a good idea to check in with Ross who was our GSoC
> >> > student last summer, and ask him for feedback on his experience with
> >> OODT.
> >> >  I hope he is listening to the dev list still, but if not we should
> >> > check-in and see what he is doing now.
> >> >
> >> > My hope is that if Ross gives us feedback (good or bad or both) we can
> >> work
> >> > to improve this summer for our next GSoC student.  My apologies in
> >> advance
> >> > if you already did this when the GSoC last year was closed out.
> >> >
> >> > Just a few questions to get the feedback pump primed would be:
> >> >
> >> > Was the mini-project challenging enough?
> >> > Did the OODT Devs provide enough information and support?
> >> > Did you encounter anything that was frustrating or unnecessarily
> >> difficult?
> >> >
> >> > Any thoughts?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > -Cam chee
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 12:24 PM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) <
> >> > chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> [Sorry for cross posting]
> >> >>
> >> >> Guys,
> >> >>
> >> >> FYI please note that you can participate as a mentor from a PMC via
> >> Apache
> >> >> as they are a GSoC org. ComDev will coordinate our participation but
> >> start
> >> >> thinking about what projects we may want to do.
> >> >>
> >> >> Cheers,
> >> >> Chris
> >> >>
> >> >> From: Carol Smith <carols@google.com<mailto:carols@google.com>>
> >> >> Date: Monday, February 11, 2013 11:02 AM
> >> >> To: Google Summer of Code Mentors List <
> >> >> google-summer-of-code-mentors-list@googlegroups.com<mailto:
> >> >> google-summer-of-code-mentors-list@googlegroups.com>>
> >> >> Subject: [GSoC Mentors] Google Summer of Code 2013
> >> >>
> >> >> Hi GSoC mentors and org admins,
> >> >>
> >> >> We've announced that we're doing Google Summer of Code 2013 [1]. Yay!
> >> >>
> >> >> If you would like to help spread the word about GSoC, we have
> >> >> presentations [2], logos [3], and flyers [4] for you to use. Please
> host
> >> >> meetups, tell your friends and colleagues about the program, go to
> >> >> conferences, talk to people about the program, and just generally do
> all
> >> >> the awesome word-of-mouth stuff you do every year to promote the
> >> program.
> >> >>
> >> >> The GSoC calendar, FAQ, and events timeline have all been updated
> with
> >> >> this year's important dates, so please refer to those for the
> milestones
> >> >> for this year's program. NB: the normal timeline for the program has
> >> been
> >> >> modified for this year. You'll probably want to examine the dates
> >> closely
> >> >> to make sure you know when important things are happening.
> >> >>
> >> >> Please consider translating the presentations and/or flyers into your
> >> >> native language and submitting them directly to me to post on the
> wiki.
> >> >> Localization for our material is integral to reaching the widest
> >> possible
> >> >> audience around the world. If you decide to translate a flyer, please
> >> fill
> >> >> out our form to request a thank you gift for your effort. [5]
> >> >>
> >> >> If you decide to host a meetup, please email me to let me know the
> date,
> >> >> time, and location so I can put it on the GSoC calendar. Also,
> remember
> >> to
> >> >> take pictures at your meetup and write up a blog post for our blog
> using
> >> >> our provided template for formatting [6]. If you need promotional
> items
> >> for
> >> >> your attendees, please fill out our form [7] to request some; we're
> >> happy
> >> >> to send some along. We can provide up to about 25 pens, notebooks,
or
> >> >> stickers and/or a few t-shirts. Please keep in mind, though, that
> >> shipping
> >> >> restrictions and timeline vary country-to-country; request items
> early
> >> to
> >> >> make sure they get there on time! If you have questions about hosting
> >> >> meetups, please see the section in our FAQ [8].
> >> >>
> >> >> Please consider applying to participate as an organization again this
> >> year
> >> >> or maybe joining as a mentor for your favorite organization if they
> are
> >> >> selected this year.
> >> >>
> >> >> We rely on you for your help for the success of this program, so
> thank
> >> you
> >> >> in advance for all the work you do!
> >> >>
> >> >> [1] -
> >> >>
> >>
> http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2013/02/flip-bits-not-burgers-google-summer-of.html
> >> >> [2] -
> >> >>
> >>
> http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/ProgramPresentations
> >> >> [3] - http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/GsocLogos
> >> >> [4] - http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/GsocFlyers
> >> >> [5] - http://goo.gl/gEHDO
> >> >> [6] - http://goo.gl/wbZrt
> >> >> [7] - http://goo.gl/0BsR8
> >> >> [8] - http://goo.gl/2NGfp
> >> >>
> >> >> Cheers,
> >> >> Carol
> >> >>
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