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Re: Google Summer of Code-2012


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> On Behalf Of Russell Bryant
> Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 12:49 PM
> To: openstack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Openstack] Google Summer of Code-2012
> On 02/09/2012 03:33 PM, Michael Still wrote:
> > On 10/02/12 02:59, Armaan wrote:
> >> Hi folks,
> >>
> >> Google has announced Google Summer of Code -2012, /Google Summer of
> >> Code/ is a global program that offers student developers stipends to
> >> write code for various open source software projects. More info is
> >> available here http://code.google.com/soc/. I wanted to know if
> there is
> >> any possibility of Openstack participating in /Google Summer of
> Code/.
> >
> > I'd be happy to mentor as well, although it sounds like there is no
> > shortage of mentors.
> The more the merrier, I would say (as long as they are qualified to be
> a
> mentor).  Should there be criteria for who can officially mentor a
> student?  Core reviewers?

The most important thing is that you recognize that this is a real time investment.  It's not just a case of exchanging a few emails with the student -- you're going to need to dedicate time to helping them through their ideas, plans, and coding.

If you're able to do that, I see no reason why you'd have to be an OpenStack core reviewer.  We should obviously co-ordinate who's doing what though, so that everyone gets the best out of it.



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