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Re: Google Summer of Code
Mentors need to fill out specific projects on an Ideas page on the
OpenStack wiki. Here are specifics from their FAQ about what OpenStack as a
project needs to do to apply. Applications open Monday 3/18 and are due
1. How does a mentoring organization apply?
The organization should choose a single administrator to submit its
proposal via the *Google Summer of Code* 2013 site between March 18 - March
2. What should a mentoring organization proposal look like?
In addition to anything else your organization would like to submit as an
proposal, Google will be asking (at least) the following questions as part
of the proposal process:
1. Describe your organization.
2. Why is your organization applying to participate in *Google Summer of
Code* 2013? What do you hope to gain by participating?
3. Has your organization participated in past *Google Summer of Codes*?
4. If you answered “yes” to the question above, please summarize your
involvement and the successes and challenges of your participation. Please
also list your pass/fail rate for each year.
5. If your organization has not previously participated in *Google
Summer of Code*, have you applied in the past? If so, for what year(s)?
6. What Open Source Initiative
does your project use?
7. What is the URL for your Ideas list? **This is the most important
part of your proposal. Please make sure we can access it and it is complete
when you submit this proposal. “Placeholder” or inaccessible ideas pages
will be grounds for an automatic rejection for participation in *Google
Summer of Code* 2013.**
8. What is the main development mailing list for your organization?
9. What is the main IRC channel for your organization?
10. Who will be your backup organization administrator?
11. What criteria did you use to select the mentors? Please be as
specific as possible.
12. What is your plan for dealing with disappearing students? Please be
as specific as possible.
13. What is your plan for dealing with disappearing mentors? Please be
as specific as possible.
14. What steps will you take to encourage students to interact with your
project's community before, during and after the program?
15. Are you a new organization who has a Googler or other organization
to vouch for you? If so, please list their name(s) here.
16. Are you an established or larger organization who would like to
vouch for a new organization applying this year? If so, please list their
17. What will you do to encourage that your accepted students stick with
the project after *Google Summer of Code* concludes?
A few notes on the mentoring organization proposal:
- If you take a look at the program
we've left two weeks for students to get to know you before submitting
their proposals. It is critical that it be obvious how students should
reach you to discuss applying to your organization; plan to link this
information from your Ideas list at the very least.
- The email addresses associated with the Google Account information
provided during the proposal process will be used as the primary mode of
contact by Google throughout the program, e.g. the email address which we
will use to subscribe you to the *Google Summer of
- In addition to the proposal, the mentoring organization will be
required to sign a Mentoring Organization Participation
3. What is an Ideas list?
An Ideas list should be a list of suggested student projects. This list is
meant to introduce contributors to your project's needs and to provide
inspiration to would-be student applicants. It is useful to classify each
idea as specifically as possible, e.g. "must know Python" or "easier
project; good for a student with more limited experience with C++." If your
organization plans to provide a proposal template for the students, it
would be good to include it on your Ideas list.
Keep in mind that your ideas list should be a starting point for student
proposals; we've heard from past mentoring organization participants that
some of their best student projects are those that greatly expanded on a
proposed idea or were blue-sky proposals not mentioned on the ideas list at
all. A link to a bug tracker for your open source organization is NOT an
You can check out the Ideas list for
*Google Summer of Code* in 2011 to get an idea of what we’re looking for in
an ideas list.
On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 7:40 AM, Álvaro López García <
> On Wed 13 Mar 2013 (13:18), Anne Gentle wrote:
> > Hi all -
> Dear Anne.
> > The deadline for projects to apply for Google Summer of Code is March
> > Who is interested in making our Ideas page and mentoring? I'm happy to
> > in an administrative role but need mentors and project ideas.
> I might be interested in the mentoring part, since we at the CSIC have
> several developments in mind for Openstack, but I do not know if I can
> apply and what does it really mean to be a mentor.
> Warm regards,
> Álvaro López García aloga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Instituto de Física de Cantabria http://devel.ifca.es/~aloga/
> Ed. Juan Jordá, Campus UC tel: (+34) 942 200 969
> Avda. de los Castros s/n
> 39005 Santander (SPAIN)
> "If ease of use was the highest goal, we'd all be driving golf
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