[OSM-talk] GSoC Application Process
grahamjones139 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 20:28:40 GMT 2012
Based on a couple of emails I have seen lately, I think I have communicated
the Google-Summer-of-Code (GSoC) process poorly, sorry!.
To clarify, this is how it works:
- OSM has now been accepted as a mentoring organisation for GSoC - Ian
Dees and I are acting as administrators for OSM.
- Potential students review our project ideas
ask questions on the mailing lists for guidance etc. It is really
good if the person who proposed the project replies, but Ian or I step in
if a quick reply is not forthcoming. I like to see the discussion of
potential projects being open to the community in general to give others
the chance to express opinions on the value of the proposal, potential
- Students apply via the Google GSoC site (http://code.google.com/soc/),
not to OSM or to a potential mentor.
- In parallel with student applications OSM community members volunteer
to act as mentors, and apply via the Google GSoC site (
http://code.google.com/soc/). Please drop myself and Ian an email too,
in case we do not recognise you.
- The people who have volunteered to act as OSM mentors identify which
projects they would be willing to mentor.
- The OSM mentors review and rank all of the proposals and decide which
ones to accept, given the available mentors, the number of student places
allocated to us by Google, and the quality of applications. We enter the
ranking into the GSoC web site so Google can see it. [Note that we will
discuss the applications off-list, because to me it is a bit like reviewing
job applications - not the sort of thing you shout across the office].
- The administrators (Ian and I) match the students to the mentors.
- Google announces the successful applicants based on the ranking we
- I will provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants on why their
proposals were not accepted.
- Then the real work begins!
I hope that helps.
The student application period starts in a few days, so it would be really
good if we could sign up potential mentors as soon as possible so that we
can start to review the applications as they arrive, so if you are
interested in acting as a mentor and would like any more information,
please contact Ian and I.
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