[p2pu-dev] Google Summer of Code 2011
public at johndbritton.com
Thu Feb 3 23:23:40 UTC 2011
I was a GSoC student in 2008 and have a pretty good idea of what's involved.
I'm planning to work with a few Brown students in the next few months and
will use that as a prep for GSoC.
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On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Joe Corneli <holtzermann17 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not qualified to mentor students for this project (and probably
> too busy to apply myself *as* a student) -- but I'd be happy to offer
> some words of advice about working with GSoC students in general,
> assuming you haven't done it before. Mainly, just like with P2PU
> courses, you must do what you can make sure the parties involved are
> highly committed! Otherwise you'll find people who make it to the
> half-way point and drop (they still get half the money, if they choose
> to claim it).
> Meeting the people in person isn't enough. Previous commits to the
> codebase isn't enough. Leadership in the project (Jessy) or in their
> own project (mystery persons who you haven't met yet) -- much better
> indication of success! Final word of "wisdom" is to value
> *communication* very highly. You don't want these people
> disappearing, but it's almost as bad if they don't document their
> On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 10:29 PM, John Britton <public at johndbritton.com>
> > I want to get some GSoC students working on Lernanta, anyone else
> > in being a mentor if I do the application?
> > Cheers,
> > John
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