[OpenAFS] Re: [OpenAFS-devel] Google Summer of Code 2011: Seeking Mentors,
Project Ideas, and Promotion
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 09:13:51 -0500
It should be noted:
You don't have to be an expert to be a mentor. There are some experts
involved in the project that can lend a hand.
Google predicts it will take roughly 5 hours of time per student week
for the mentor. There is a time commitment, but it isn't overwhelming.
There is help available if you need it.
Quoting Jeffrey Altman <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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 email@example.com 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.
>> 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 are
>> 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 experience
>> using OpenAFS, it certainly would not hurt. If you work at a college or
>> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> Jeffrey Altman
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