[geeklog-devel] Fwd: [GSoC Mentors] Google Summer of Code 2013

Dirk Haun dirk at haun-online.de
Thu Feb 21 04:49:48 EST 2013

Quoting Tom <websitemaster at cogeco.net>:

> So is everyone up for trying out again this year?

I think we should certainly apply again.

So, can everyone (not just potential mentors) please review what we  
have on our GSoC page on the wiki:


Please check if the proposed projects are still relevant or if they  
need to be updated with regards to new features or changes in Geeklog  
2.0.0. Also feel free to propose new projects. For this, you can use


as a starting point (there are some good ideas there that would need  
to be expanded upon to make them into fully fleshed out proposals).

In general, we are looking for projects that

- add useful, possibly often-asked for features to Geeklog
- will keep a student busy for 3 months
- are doable by someone new to the project
- have a good chance to be done and integrated(!) by the end of GSoC

Given our lack of integration of previous successful GSoC projects, I  
think the last point is very important and something that we should  
try and enforce this year. Being integrated into the then-current  
Geeklog version should be part of it being considered a success.

I think we should be aiming for 3 or 4 slots, i.e. student projects  
(should we be accepted). So we need at least 3 mentors and as many  
co-mentors. I'll volunteer to take on the admin role again, but would  
need a co-admin. Anyone up for this?

There have been a few minor changes to the program this year. I'll  
have another look, but the most obvious change is that everything  
happens a month later this year. Please take this into account when  
applying for any role.

Anything else we need to consider?

bye, Dirk


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