[Standards] XMPP GSoC ideas

Simon Tennant simon at buddycloud.com
Fri Feb 20 14:48:12 UTC 2015

It should be pointed out that Kev always does an amazing job on the GSOC
application and general XSF project cat-herding.

Thanks Kev.

Now lets hope the XSF gets selected for GSOC this year.


On 19 February 2015 at 18:07, Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com> wrote:

> Thanks to everyone who’s sent in ideas. Some contributions have been more
> involved than others - can everyone who’s sent me text please check that
> all the fields of the template are filled with enough information for
> students to understand what’s required of them. Particularly that ‘expected
> results’ should be a set of deliverables, not ‘complete the project’ type
> comments (particularly as we’ll be wanting mentors to work with students to
> ensure code is merged throughout the summer, and not delivered in a
> big-bang patch at the end of the summer - history has shown us the latter
> isn’t the right approach).
> I’ve got all the ideas so far up at
> http://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Summer_of_Code_2015
> /K
> > On 13 Feb 2015, at 19:10, Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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
> >

Simon Tennant | CEO Buddycloud <http://buddycloud.com> | +49 17 8545 0880
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