[Soc-coordination] OPW / GSoC confusion, deadlines, wiki edits

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.com.au
Wed May 1 08:32:45 UTC 2013

I notice that the Summer of Code page on the wiki doesn't mention OPW
anywhere, and even though the application process is similar, the OPW
deadline is only published on the OPW page, whereas the SoC page
publishes the GSoC calendar.  Maybe it will be helpful to publish a
joint calendar.

Furthermore, it is not clear what the policy is on wiki edits:

- are female candidates prohibited from updating the wiki after 19:00
UTC today (1 May, the OPW deadline), or can they make further edits and
improvements up to 3 May (the GSoC deadline)?

- are mentors permitted/encouraged to help edit student proposals (e.g.
to improve formatting, fix typos, enforce a similar structure, creating
links to related wiki pages) or must the wiki page be exclusively
completed by the student?  I don't think it would be right for a mentor
to write a student's proposal, but there is some scope to make them more
uniform for comparison.

- do coding samples have to be submitted before the deadline, or can
they be submitted during the evaluation period?  For last minute
applicants, it appears better for them to do the wiki and melange
applications now and do coding exercises later, maybe even on the weekend.

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