[GRASS-dev] Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Action required] Please prepare the ideas page for GSoC 2018

Martin Landa landa.martin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 01:14:24 PST 2018

For all how care about GRASS GSoC page.

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From: Margherita Di Leo <diregola at gmail.com>
Date: 2018-01-29 10:10 GMT+01:00
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Action required] Please prepare the
ideas page for GSoC 2018
To: OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>, OSGeo-SoC <soc at lists.osgeo.org>
Kopie: "gsoc-adminosgeo.org" <gsoc-admin at osgeo.org>

Dear All,

Google has started screening mentor orgs ideas pages: please, make
sure your ideas page is in order and nothing is missing. Excerpt from
an email to admins and former mentors:

"It seems quite a few veteran orgs have 0, or very few, projects
listed on their Ideas List for their GSoC Org apps. Some have
something like "coming soon" with no actual ideas on their page - this
will result in an automatic rejection - please don't let that be you!

Our team has been reviewing hundreds of applications this week and
taking notes and we have noticed MANY orgs that have not completed
their lists (have 1-2 ideas or ideas with 1 sentence describing the
problem) or say 'coming in March', 'coming soon', etc. That's a
'Reject in our book.

We will meet Monday, Jan 29 as a team to start our multi day meetings
going through each and every org application together so you have
until Monday at 19:00 UTC to get your ideas onto your list. You can
always add more ideas later but if you are an Umbrella Org you should
have plenty of ideas listed now - and if you are a smaller org you
should have 4-5 well developed ideas minimum.

And please don't just link to a bug tracker. If the bug tracker has
extensive descriptions about the project/problem then that can
sometimes be fine. But just saying here are 5 things we want worked on
and a sentence about each isn't going to cut it.

If you are an Org Admin I strongly encourage you to go back and look
at your Ideas List before Monday at 19:00 UTC and make sure it is
representative of what you want us to evaluate.

Every year we have a few orgs who give us bad URLs or don't give us
access permission to see their Project Ideas List. Again, please don't
be that org... (your community will not be happy).

Remember, the #1 thing our team considers when choosing which orgs to
accept is the quality of the Project Ideas list. If you have nothing
for us to look at we have to reject you.

Please don't ask us to go and see if your application is okay. If you
have a solid Project Ideas List and have read the Defining a Project
Ideas list from the Mentor Guide and followed the advice your list is
likely good to go."


On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:09 AM, Margherita Di Leo <diregola at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> this is a gentle reminder to send us your project's ideas page and to appoint as a mentor for GSoC 2018!
> For any doubts, do not hesitate to contact us admins at gsoc-admin at osgeo.org
> Thanks!
> On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 9:36 AM, Margherita Di Leo <diregola at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> please read https://google.github.io/gsocguides/mentor/defining-a-project-ideas-list for defining your project's ideas list.
>> Thanks
>> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 3:57 PM, Margherita Di Leo <diregola at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Dear members of the Community,
>>> this is a reminder that to participate in GSoC also this year we need you to send us (admins:  <gsoc-admin at osgeo.org>) the URL for your project's ideas page.
>>> Every idea should indicate a title, a description, 2 mentors and a test for the students to submit to your evaluation. The test aims at evaluating if the student is capable for the project, so please design the test having in mind the skills required to complete the project.
>>> Time is short, we need to collect all URLs by Jan 20.
>>> Thanks and please forward to your project community.
>>> Cheers,
>>> --
>>> Margherita Di Leo
>> --
>> Margherita Di Leo
> --
> Margherita Di Leo

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