As you may know we have successfully submitted a Google Summer of Code
application this year. While we won't know until 27 February if we are
accepted, we still have work to do!
This page needs some ideas. A good idea includes:
- project title
- a few sentences about the project
- required/recommended skills
Google has specifically contacted us and asked us to add more ideas so
they can better gauge our desire to be selected for the program. They
are going to review our page again on Friday 17 at 9am PST.
If you've been holding back on proposing ideas for students, now is the
time to free your mind and get your ideas on the wiki.
A note about mentors, they can change later, however, Google wants to
see you have more than 2 people willing to be mentors in the program and
ideally for each proposal.
Thank you for your assistance.
Please reply to summer-coding(a)lists.fedoraproject.org
-All the original lists, now in BCC - with a new list in To.
Note: My webmail client is terrible and won't let me directly fix the
reply-to, so please mind it and lets move this traffic to the GSoC list.
I am replying to this everyone on the original thread as we need to work
together to make this deadline.
I have started an etherpad with the requirements for the Organizational
Application (due on Feb 9 - 2 days!):
Please add anything you have and suggest text! It is easier to edit than
create, so even if you aren't confident, toss some ideas on the pad.
English grammar and editing is easy - coming up with new text is not!
We also need to iterate ideas. Radka has has been working on the
updated wiki pages and you will find them at:
Main page: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2017
Please add your project ideas and additional edits there.
You may find some source material in the wiki and here:
Corey Sheldon - thank you for kicking off this thread.
I think we can still make this deadline with our powerful community
Thinking forward to 2018, I intend to make this process easier by
committing our final answers to something durable, like a pagure repo so
they don't get lost. This will help us not have to recreate all the
data next year. I have also added a calendar reminder for myself to
remember to start the application earlier and to start us on project
generation earlier. This snuck up on me this year. I firmly believe
that things only get to do that once :).
On Thu, Jan 19, 2017, at 11:15 PM, Corey W Sheldon wrote:
> As some of you may know, every year Google hosts the Google Summer of
> Code (GSoC), last year we participated with some decent results for a
> few projects. I was just sending this heads up to those whom may be
> interested in partaking as a mentor or student (even if you are already
> a fedora contributor) for a project within Fedora.
> Basic requirements for students and ideas are below and find the full
> lowdown at .
> What are the eligibility requirements for participation?
> * You must be at least 18 years of age
> * You must currently be a full or part-time student (or have been
> accepted for the fall term) at an accredited university as of the
> student acceptance date
> * You must be eligible to work in the country you will reside in during
> the program
> * You have not already been accepted as a Student in GSoC more than once
> * You must reside in a country that is not currently embargoed by the
> United States. See Program Rules for more information.
> Prospective students: read the Student Manual 
> Prospective Mentors: read the Mentors Manual 
>  https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/faq
> Hopefully I will see some of you among the applications.
> Corey W Sheldon
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Fedora is putting the final touches on its Google Summer of Code (GSoC)
application. We need your help to flesh out the project ideas and
mentors list. As in the past, they are being collected on the Fedora
If you are up for the responsibility of mentoring someone and would like
to try to find an intern via GSoC I encourage you to consider doing so
under the Fedora umbrella if your own project is not directly
participating. Read more about GSoC and being a mentor at:
Don't hesitate to volunteer as a general mentor or to work with an
existing project idea. In an ideal world every student has more than
Remember, this is a learning experience so you must be absolutely sure
you are able to meet your mentoring responsibilities for the duration of
the project. The project needs to help a student and encourage them to
continue, so think about what you are proposing carefully.
I encourage you to contact me with questions. As I am new to GSoC I
also encourage you to contat me with advice. I look forward to working
with everyone involved.
Brian (bex) Exelbierd | bexelbie(a)redhat.com | bex(a)pobox.com
Fedora Community Action & Impact Coordinator
@bexelbie | http://www.winglemeyer.org