planning our application

Patrick W. Barnes patrick at
Mon Mar 8 22:45:17 UTC 2010

On 2010-03-08 (Monday) 12:02:49 Karsten Wade wrote:
> Just starting a thread so we can have a quick discussion about the
> organization application process that opened today.  This year I'd
> like us as a group have a chance to think about the application before
> we post it.
> For example, I'm having a hard time finding the actual application
> form. :)
> - Karsten

I have copied the questions from the organization application below.  Most of this is rather straight-forward, with no real thought required, but a few of the questions require a thoughtful answer.  It certainly is not anything hard - in past years, I have completed it quickly and without any significant forethought.


Organization Name:


Home page:

Main Organization License:

Why is your organization applying to participate in GSoC 2010? What do you hope to gain by participating?

Did your organization participate in past GSoCs? If so, please summarize your involvement and the successes and challenges of your participation.

If your organization participated in past GSoCs, please let us know the ratio of students passing to students allocated, e.g. 2006: 3/6 for 3 out of 6 students passed in 2006.

Add a Comment (optional):

If your organization has not previously participated in GSoC, have you applied in the past? If so, for what year(s)?

What is the URL for your ideas page?

What is the main development mailing list for your organization? This question will be shown to students who would like to get more information about applying to your organization for GSoC 2010. If your organization uses more than one list, please make sure to include a description of the list so students know which to use.

What is the main IRC channel for your organization?

Add a Comment (optional):
Does your organization have an application template you would like to see students use? If so, please provide it now. Please note that it is a very good idea to ask students to provide you with their contact information as part of your template. Their contact details will not be shared with you automatically via the GSoC 2010 site.

What criteria did you use to select the individuals who will act as mentors for your organization? Please be as specific as possible:

What is your plan for dealing with disappearing students?

What is your plan for dealing with disappearing mentors?

What steps will you take to encourage students to interact with your project's community before, during and after the program?

What will you do to ensure that your accepted students stick with the project after GSoC concludes?

Is there anything else you would like to tell the Google Summer of Code program administration team? :

Add a Comment (optional):

Backup Admin (Link ID):

Patrick W. Barnes
patrick at


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