[OpenAFS] Re: [OpenAFS-devel] Google Summer of Code 2011: Seeking Mentors, Project Ideas, and Promotion

Jeffrey Altman jaltman@secure-endpoints.com
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 22:14:55 +0000

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Today the application window for organizations to apply for the 2011
Google Summer of Code opened.  At the present time, I have not heard
from anyone that is prepared to commit themselves as a mentor.  There
have been two individuals who indicated that they might consider it.

Now is the time to step up.  I would like to see a minimum of four
committed mentors by this Friday, 4 March 2011, if OpenAFS is going to
submit an application.

Please send e-mail to openafs-gatekeepers@openafs.org if you are willing
to volunteer.

Jeffrey Altman

On 1/25/2011 6:43 PM, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> At the Linux Conference in Australia, Google has announced that Summer
> of Code 2011 will be taking place for its seventh year.
> http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2011/01/google-summer-of-code-ann=
> For the last three Summers OpenAFS has been accepted as a mentoring
> organization.  http://www.openafs.org/gsoc.html  Google Summer of Code
> benefits OpenAFS both by producing code for the project but more
> importantly by introducing students to the joys of developing open
> source and in particular, OpenAFS.
> There are many more organizations that wish to be accepted to Summer of=

> Code than there are organizational slots.  A strong application is
> backed by a deep pool of mentors and project ideas for the students to
> work on.  The deadline for applying to GSoC 2011 is 11 March 2011.
> As those that have mentored in the past can attest, mentoring is a
> significant time commitment starting during the student application
> period the week of 28 March 2011 and ending on 26 August 2010 if you ar=
> lucky enough to end up with a student.  A mentor should expect to spend=

> ten to fifteen hours a week working with her/his student and the other
> accepted students.
> Projects should be challenging enough to peak the students interest but=

> not so large that they cannot be accomplished by a mentored student
> during the coding period 23 May to 22 August.
> While it is not required that prospective students have prior experienc=
> using OpenAFS, it certainly would not hurt.  If you work at a college o=
> university that deploys OpenAFS, take a trip over to the local Computer=

> Science department and ask faculty members to discuss Google Summer of
> Code with their classes and participation with OpenAFS in particular.
> Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate.
> Accepted students will receive a stipend of 5500 USD for successfully
> completing the program.
> If you are interested in mentoring a student or have a project idea,
> please send e-mail to openafs-gatekeepers@openafs.org.
> Jeffrey Altman

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