[Members] GSoC

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Feb 25 17:39:44 CST 2010

On 2/25/10 4:24 PM, Ali Sabil wrote:
> 2010/2/25 Safa <safasofuoglu at gmail.com>:
>> +1
>> I also have a specific project that I am willing to mentor (Openfire
>> related).
>> 2010/2/25 Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov at isode.com>
>>> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>>> Do we want to participate in the Google Summer of Code this year?
> +1 from me

Well, we seem to have consensus. Now who is going to do the work? And I
assure you that it is a lot of work! Here are the "Top 20" tasks you can
look forward to:

1. Writing the XSF's application to be an official GSoC organization
2. Finding and interviewing potential mentors
3. Defining potentially interesting projects
4. Reading dozens and dozens of applications on very short notice
5. Exhorting the mentors to read those applications, too
6. Collating the votes and making the final decisions
7. Handling the transition from selection to actual work
8. For mentors, babysitting the students
9. For the org admin, babysitting the mentors :)
10. Getting everyone to report on their progress regularly
11. Holding weekly / fortnightly groupchat meetings
12. Making sure that everyone is on track at all times
13. Completing the first-half progress check / report
14. Dropping students who aren't making sufficient progress
15. Finding replacement mentors if necessary
16. Pushing through the second half of GSoC to project completion
17. Frantically taking care of last-minute disasters
18. Writing and submitting a final report to Google
19. Keeping after Google for payment
20. Disbursing funds to our mentors

I can assure you that I simply don't have time for all those tasks, or
even for any of them. So who is going to step forward?


Peter Saint-Andre

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