[Members] GSoC 2015

Arc Riley arcriley at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 20:59:15 UTC 2015


Individual projects should of course apply on their own as well. Not only
is it worth $500/student if you get accepted (even if you only have 1-2
students) but increases the overall org-level participation by XMPP
projects.

For example, each org (regardless to its size or number of students) may
send up to 2 mentors to the annual mentors summit, which Google pays for
flights and hotel rooms, up to $2200 for flights for two mentors. The
summit is largely a FOSS unconference, last year we had a great
presentation about using XMPP/Jingle with WebRTC which was heavily attended.

I've served as a GSoC mentor for 10 years now and as org admin for 8, so
I'm happy to help advise and help refine proposals and project ideas pages.
I've worked with the staff at Google for long enough to have a good feel
for what they're looking for and the reasons they reject many org
applications.


On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 2:24 PM, Joachim Lindborg <joachim.lindborg at sust.se>
wrote:

> Im into getting some students on trying, evaluating the xmpp-iot parts
> perhaps a combination of eclips projects for iot devices and xmpp.
>  Den 3 feb 2015 17:26 skrev "Florian Schmaus" <flo at geekplace.eu>:
>
> On 03.02.2015 15:09, Kevin Smith wrote:
>> > Hi folks,
>> >  A decision will need to be made soon (by Board) whether we try out for
>> GSoC 2015 as the XSF or not. It’d be helpful to know Very Soon if we have
>> interested mentors and projects available, so if folks are involved in
>> running open-source XMPP projects and are able to commit the time to and
>> interested in mentoring GSoC students this year, can they please let me
>> know ~=now, please? Private reply to this mail is fine.
>> >
>> > If we have a number of people interested in principle, we can try to
>> get an ideas page set up etc. etc.
>> >
>> > /K
>>
>> Definitely interested. Smack requires a decent xep174 implementation and
>> the Guardian Project folks would very happy about it (me too, btw :).
>>
>> I also keep a list of "Smack Jobs" of which some are tagged as GSOC at
>> https://github.com/igniterealtime/Smack/wiki/Smack-Jobs
>> The second most important candidate besides xep174 are jingle file
>> transfers (with jingle-xtls in mind).
>>
>> - Florian
>>
>>
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