[OSM-dev] OpenStreetMap accepted for this year's GSoC

Ilya Zverev ilya at zverev.info
Tue Feb 28 09:06:55 UTC 2017


There was a misunderstanding concerning the new Engineering Working 
Group. We had that group for a while, it discussed a lot of engineering 
topics, became a group for programmers and fizzled out two years ago.

The new EWG is not the same group. Programmers will have nothing to do 
on it. The EWG now is for managing developers and development projects. 
Basically it connects new developers with OSM-related projects, helping 
them find a suitable task, and helping OSM-related projects with finding 
new developers. EWG members do not write code (as members) and do not 
tell projects maintainers what to do.

The first - and for a time, the only - task is managing the Google 
Summer of Code and its projects. We believe that it would be better done 
by a group than by a single person, like it was last year. If you want 
to join, known fully that it is a management, not development group, we 
would be glad to have your help. Be prepared that your ideas will be put 
on hold: we are starting slow.

The old EWG and the new one are completely different (though the stated 
goals overlap), so we start the member list from scratch. I told the 
"old EWG" members about the transition last Summer, and if any of them - 
and any of you - want to join, you are welcome to enroll and help the 

Also, Peter forgot the link to the Mumble settings and instructions 
page: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mumble

Timezone-aware meeting date: 


27.02.2017 22:45, Peter Barth пишет:
> Hi all,
> we got accepted as a mentoring organization for this year's GSoC!
> https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/5161142197420032/
> Yay! So what's next? Students now have a chance to get to know their
> favorite organization, talk to possible mentors, make them self known
> to the project idea they like best and all that. Starting from March
> 20. the official application period for students opens.
> Besides I'm excited to tell you that the EWG tries to resurrect :-)
> They're a perfect match for our GSoC participation by finding mentors,
> finding help for students and all that. As such the EWG will have their
> first meeting tomorrow at 20:00 UTC on Mumble (the HOT server). If
> you're a potential mentor or want to join/help the EWG feel free to
> join! The first meeting is in particular to tidy up our ideas list and
> try to assemble a list of mentors. Hope to see you.
> Happy GSoC,
> Peda

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