[Soc-coordination] GSoC Mentors and Students: information for the student application period
nicolas.dandrimont at crans.org
Tue Apr 23 06:49:18 UTC 2013
The student application period is one of the busiest periods of GSoC. Here are
some pointers to make the experience bearable!
Executive summary for the impatient:
- Register to melange NOW
- Students need to submit formal applications to melange before May 3rd at
- Mentors are kindly asked to make themselves known on melange now
First and foremost, now is the time to register to melange, the platform
Google asks us to use to manage the GSoC program. It's the place where students
submit their formal application, and where mentors and students submit their
evaluations when they're asked to.
As I said in the previous paragraph, students MUST submit their application on
melange. No application on melange means no GSoC project. However, as we did in
previous years, we ask that you write your application on the Debian wiki,
following the template, and linking to the student applications page. For
your application on melange, you can just link to the wiki. This helps us keep
track of changes on the proposals over time, which is not really possible on
Finally, we need mentors to register to melange too, link themselves to
Debian, and apply for mentoring on the relevant projects. That way, you
will formally be known as a mentor, and asked to submit evaluations in due
time. In your mentor application, please state clearly who you are and what
project you went to mentor, melange makes it hard on us admins to know who you
then "Start a Connection" or "Apply as a mentor".
"Proposals submitted to my organizations".
We're available on irc or on-list for guidance if there is any issue.
Nicolas Dandrimont, Debian GSoC Org Admin of the day
"I'd crawl over an acre of 'Visual This++' and 'Integrated Development
That' to get to gcc, Emacs, and gdb. Thank you."
(By Vance Petree, Virginia Power)
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