[OSGeo-Discuss] Google Summer of Code

Paul Spencer pspencer at dmsolutions.ca
Wed Feb 21 05:23:02 PST 2007

Not sure that I would want to volunteer to be the administrator (how  
much work is it, btw?), but I think DMSG could mentor a student for  
MapServer or related work ... don't have a particular project in mind  
right now but there is always stuff to do on MapServer :)

Paul, what was the level of experience/capability of the students?   
I'm asking so we can gauge the appropriate kind of project to give them.



On 20-Feb-07, at 12:52 PM, Paul Ramsey wrote:

> Just to re-iterate, OSGeo would be an obvious and easy candidate to  
> be a "mentoring organization" which could serve as an umbrella for  
> SoC submissions on all sorts of open source spatial projects. I  
> would volunteer to be the administrator (I did it last year when  
> Refractions was a mentoring organization) but this year I have  
> FOSS4G as a responsibility, so I cannot make more time.
> OSGeo would have to provide
> - 1 Administrator to handle all the organizational aspects and be a  
> point of contact to the Google SoC administration
> - N Mentors, one for each student project
> -- Mentors must review the students work, provide them support and  
> "getting started" help, and write up two short evaluations (mid-  
> and final).
> Presumably the mentors would arise naturally from projects  
> proposing work items they want done and thereby also volunteering  
> to oversee those items.
> In return, OSGeo gets N students, working on their projects for  
> four months, and $500 cash money per mentor, which can either be  
> given to the mentor, or kept, depending on what policy osgeo wants  
> to adopt.
> Paul
> Paul Ramsey wrote:
>> This program funded three students last year who worked on  
>> Geotools projects.
>> http://google-code-updates.blogspot.com/2007/02/speaking-of- 
>> summer.html
>> It does require some volunteer time to administer, however.
> -- 
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