[SoC] Students are coming...

Sunburned Surveyor sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 14:56:06 EDT 2007

I have set up a wiki page to track the progress of each project on the
milestones that Cory mentioned. You can find the wiki page here:


At this time it only contains a sample. As the student slots are assigned
I'd like to get a name for each of the student projects. Then I'll add an
entry on the wiki page for each one. As the project completes each of the
milestones listed they can let me know. I'll update the information, or they
can update it themselves.

Should we set a deadline for completion of these initial milestones? This
might keep things moving and get our students an early start on their

I also think we need to clarify one thing.

What OSGeo mailing list do we want students to subscribe to? The regular
OSGeo-Discuss list, or the OSGeo Summer of Code list?

I will offer to post student updates or project progress reports on my
OpenJUMP blog, unless there is another "official" OSGeo blog that we can

Let me know if you have suggestions for the project milestones page. I was
going to set up a table, but couldn't figure out how to do that in this
particular wiki editor.


On 4/10/07, Cory Horner <chorner at refractions.net> wrote:
> in the next day or two...
> What are we going to tell them?
> http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforMentors
> http://primates.ximian.com/~federico/docs/summer-of-code-mentoring-howto/index.html
> http://www.red-bean.com/ospowiki/CommunicationProblems
> Right off the bat we should hit them with a list of requirements, ie
> weekly meeting with mentor/progress report...
> Thoughts:
> - send an intro email right away
> - everyone should let frank know that they have made contact with their
> student
> - secondary mentors for each student (for improved communication when
> offline)
> - get the students talking on devel mailing lists (emphasis with getting
> the student into the COMMUNITY)
> - set them up with svn access (your code will live here) and such
> - private mailing list for osgeo gsoc students only?
> - blogging? (a blog post from each student, each week or two would be
> cool... and would make osgeo more visible -- there may be a group
> already hosting gsoc 2007 student blogs)
> - each project should introduce the gsoc students on the mailing list
> - osgeo will get $7500 from google as its mentoring stipend; will this
> (or a portion) be distributed to each project or held by osgeo?
> More reading:
> http://www.red-bean.com/ospowiki/SessionNotes/GsocStudents
> http://www.red-bean.com/ospowiki/SessionNotes
> Would someone care to break out some wiki pages for this? I am out of
> time...
> Cheers,
> Cory.
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