[SoC] Student Slot Allocations

Paul Kelly paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk
Tue Apr 10 05:25:15 EDT 2007

On Mon, 9 Apr 2007, Sunburned Surveyor wrote:

> 15 slots is awesome, and a lot more than I expected!
> Do we currently have the mentors we need for all 15 slots?

(Sorry for not responding to this for so long - I was at a conference, 
then travelling, just getting through backlog of e-mails...)
I'm not sure we do for GRASS. I offered to be a mentor for the GRASS SoC 
project that I proposed (replacement r.los module) but in the end no 
students submitted a proposal based on this project.
GRASS is huge and complex and I don't feel I have enough knowledge of the 
areas of any of the other proposals to be a good mentor there.

I see from the SoC website that new mentors can still register until 
tomrrow (Wednesday) so I suppose there's a *possiblity* of more GRASS 
mentors (Ccing GRASS PSC here just in case anybody has an idea) but really 
I'm not sure if anybody would be interested if it wasn't their proposal as 
complex (as I said GRASS is huge and complex and heading in many different 
directions really).

All credit is due to Wolf for putting together interesting project ideas 
that got many students interested - I really only imagined this being a 
tiny first step for GRASS but it looks like it could be something really 
significant, *if* we had the mentoring manpower, which unfortunately looks 
unlikely at this stage.


> Frank can let me know if he needs any help with our next step, whatever that
> is.
> Landon
> On 4/7/07, Cory Horner <chorner at refractions.net> wrote:
>> Wolf Bergenheim wrote:
>> > On 07.04.2007 04:40, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> >
>> >> It appears we have been allocated 15 student slots for OSGeo, which is
>> 2.5
>> >> students per project.  Once we have the final rankings in from all
>> projects
>> >> on Monday (or even if we don't) I will finish up the final rankings.
>> >>
>> > Wow, that is good news. GRASS #1 and #3 are proposals for the same
>> > project. Is there a chance that Google will accept them both? If there
>> > is, then I'd be happy to let someone else have slot Grass #3.
>> >
>> Holy shit...  I wasn't expecting 15!  I just arbitrarily listed the top
>> 15 because it was a nice number :D (we should probably list our top 20
>> then...)
>> I'm not sure who makes the decisions, but I would guess most of us would
>> be happy giving 2 slots to each project and a third to GRASS, GDAL, and
>> GeoTools.  Those three should make sure they have a forth or even fifth
>> lined up in the event that any one of the first 15 students is allocated
>> elsewhere or doesn't make it for whatever reason.
>> Wolf, If GRASS doesn't want 2 students doing the same work, you should
>> choose the projects you want.  Grass is getting its top 3 picks, talk
>> with your peers and come to a final decision... in just a few days the
>> students will be notified and we'll be locked in.
>> Cheers,
>> Cory.
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