On 05/03/2013 04:30 PM, Quim Gil wrote:
The Google Summer of Code student application phase is closed.
We have got a total of 69 applications from 60 students. The numbers so
* 47 valid applications.
* 16 ignored: out of scope, clearly incomplete or duplicate.
* 6 withdrawn by the students.
The table at
match the list in the GSoC site.
Next milestone: May 6
Telling Google the min/max number of slots we want before May 6. Last
year we got 9 slots and by all measurements we need a lot more this
time. Both students and mentors need to work hard to convince Google
that we deserve them!
Based on the feedback received from the mentors we are requesting
Let's see how it goes. What is quite impressive is that almost all those
21 features are backed by two mentors, with almost no duplication! And
very qualified ones.
I hope Google appreciates this important detail. We will know on Wednesday.
Tomorrow Monday I will send details about the selection of candidates.
Remember that all community members can provide feedback about features
Complete your data in the public Students table. Get feedback and
improve your proposal in your wiki page. Contribute!
* Fight for your slot! Remember that Google is the first who needs to be
convinced. Wish-to-mentor ALL candidates for the features you volunteer
to mentor. Don't worry yet about selecting candidates.
* Specify in the private comments whether you consider the projects you
mentor ESSENTIAL or DESIRABLE. We will use this input to ask Google
min/max slots. (Language, VisualEditor and Wikidata teams have already
sent their team decisions on max/min slots).
* Be aware of the selection process:
I will submit the min/max numbers for Google by Sunday night PDT.
Questions? Just ask.
Enjoy your weekend!
PS: I won't chase students or mentors during the selection process. The
principle is: if I have to do it now then I'll have to do it even more
during the program. B)
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation