[Members] [Standards] XMPP GSoC ideas

Joachim Lindborg joachim.lindborg at sust.se
Fri Feb 13 20:30:58 UTC 2015

ok monday will see what I manage over weekend

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2015-02-13 20:10 GMT+01:00 Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com>:

> A reminder that I need the ideas in this week if we’re going to do
> anything about GSoC this year - so far I’ve only had ideas in from 2 1/2
> projects, and many more than that told me they were interested.
> Monday, please.
> /K
> > On 9 Feb 2015, at 10:59, Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi folks,
> >  Although we’ve not officially decided to apply to GSoC this year, we’ve
> got a lot of interest from potential mentors so I’m going to go ahead and
> ask people to supply me with ideas. Rather than going the traditional route
> of editing a wiki page en masse, I’d like to triage the ideas to make sure
> they’re fully fleshed out as the ideas page is a large part of what Google
> use to determine the quality of our application. Anyone interested in
> mentoring a project this year, please send me the details in the format
> that follows. If you’re not sure what’s involved in being a mentor, please
> be prepared to allow about an hour a day throughout the summer; there are
> many resources online about good mentoring, e.g.
> http://google-opensource.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/dos-and-donts-of-google-summer-of-code_21.html
> . Mentors should be in a senior position within the project they’re
> mentoring (or approved by those that are), and have some experience of
> teamleading/mentoring/management; if you’ve got ideas for your favourite
> XMPP project but aren’t in a position to mentor yourself, please get in
> touch with someone who could mentor, and have them send on the ideas
> proposal to me.
> >
> > Ideas template:
> > “””
> > Software Project: e.g. Swift, Prosody, ejabberd, Smack…
> > Software URL: e.g. http://swift.im
> > Software VCS URL: e.g. http://swift.im/git/
> > Software Description: Assume people don’t know what your application is,
> so e.g. Swift is an XMPP chat client meant to be user friendly, written in
> … (a few lines describing the project and its ethos).
> > Title: Short and descriptive title, e.g. “Server-side message history
> support"
> > Brief explanation: A short paragraph (A half dozen to a dozen sentences
> or so) describing what’s involved in the project
> > Expected results: Some concrete deliverables
> > Knowledge Prerequisite: e.g. extensive C++ knowledge, TLS implementations
> > Implementation Languages: e.g. C++, Python, Javascript
> > Mentor: you
> > Contact details: MUC / IRC channel / mailing list etc.
> > “””
> >
> > We don’t have much time to do this, so I’d like all the ideas in this
> week, please.
> >
> > We also need teaser tasks, which I’d like to set up centrally this year.
> I’ll send a mail about that once I’ve sorted out a sensible template for
> them.
> >
> > /K
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