[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo accepted to GSoC 2015 - overview of slot assignments

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue Mar 3 04:42:11 PST 2015

Wonderful news Madi and Anne!  Thank you both for pushing this.  And I 
really like the plan to promote the integration between OSGeo projects.


On 2015-03-03 5:41 AM, Margherita Di Leo wrote:
> Dear All,
> it is our pleasure to announce that *OSGeo has been accepted as
> mentoring organization* also this year! [1]
> The OSGeo GSoC Team has been reshaped with respect to former
> communications, and it's now composed by myself (Madi) in the role of
> primary admin and the experienced Anne Ghisla in the role of co-admin.
> Now it's time for prospecting students to carefully browse the list of
> ideas and contact developers team of their interest. Mentor registration
> is not yet open and will be announced in due time. Students can
> officially apply on Melange from 16th to 27th of March.
> All, do keep an eye (and a calendar client reminder) on all *GSoC 2015
> dates* [2]!
> This year, we will be using slightly different *procedure for assigning
> slots* to selected projects. The experience from previous years made it
> possible to define the criteria that will be applied this year, and
> hopefully will be improved in the future:
> 1. Each project requires at least *two mentors*. The soundness of the
> project, the selection of reliable mentors and student is responsibility
> of its community. However, this year we strongly encourage the community
> to assign to the wannabe-GSoC-student some small programming tasks or
> bug fixes, in order to be sure that (s)he is familiar with the selected
> software, the programming environment, version control system, mailing
> list, etc and can code. Particular attention should be paid in the
> selection of mentors that *won't disappear* in the course of the GSoC.
> 2. Each OSGeo software will have *one* slot assigned, provided that the
> conditions at point 1 are met.
> 3. Like previous years, OSGeo will host some like-minded projects that
> requested it, and will assign *1* slot to each guest, provided that the
> conditions at point 1 are met.
> 4. This year we want to encourage projects that entail the*integration
> between two or more OSGeo software*. For this reason, one extra slot
> will be assigned to (sound) projects that aim at integrating two or more
> software, provided that mentors of respective communities are involved.
> 5. If the number of slots will allow it, extra slots can be assigned to
> projects that have gained a good *rate of success* in the course of past
> years (reliable -not disappearing- mentors, student success, etc).
> Further discussion on specific slot assignments will take place among
> mentors in due time. This is the admins outline of this year's criteria.
> Please send answers to this announcement*to soc [3] list*, and forward
> this mail to all relevant mailing lists of your knowledge.
> */And now, let s do this thing!/*
> */http://tinyurl.com/l32yzgp/*
> Yours enthusiastically,
> Madi and Anne
> OSGeo GSoC Admins 2015
> [1]
> http://google-opensource.blogspot.it/2015/03/mentoring-organizations-for-google.html
> [2] https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/events/google/gsoc2015
> [3] http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/soc

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