Re: [GSoC] Time to choose students. Deadline next Tuesday.

Hi mentors,

The admins has gone through all the proposals and assigned slots to them if you marked the proposal with "I want to mentor". Please double check that everything is in the right place for you and that you can see we assigned an slot to the proposal. Otherwise contact any of us or send an email to soc-admins gnome org ASAP.


On Thu, 25 Apr 2019 at 16:05, Carlos Soriano <csoriano gnome org> wrote:
A short follow up, regardless of the deadline do this ASAP.

There are two reasons to do it even today if possible. One is that it's a first come first serve system for the majority of processes, and second, one day buffer for the admins is not a lot and it's reserved for exceptional cases. In the regular case this will be done with more than a few days time, even though we sent the email a bit late and that's why we extended our internal deadline a bit more.


On Thu, 25 Apr 2019 at 09:56, Carlos Soriano <csoriano gnome org> wrote:
Hello all,

GNOME has been accepted in GSoC one more year! \o/

In order to get the students you want in the accepted slots, you need to complete these steps before next Tuesday 30th April (with a day for us as a buffer).

Go to and search for the proposals you want to mentor. Then you need to do the following:
- Make sure you have marked all proposals you'd like to accept as "want to mentor". If you have two proposals for the same project, you need to decide which one to take.
- Include a score (explanation of score below*) and any comments about your experience mentoring the applicant and how strongly you feel that they should be accepted for the program. Do this in the comments section of the proposal on the Google's website.
- In case you selected to mentor more than one student, send us an email at soc-admins gnome org confirming it. Please make sure you will have enough time for two students. It's expected to spend around 10 hours per week per student. Google started to strongly recommend to just accept a single student per mentor, so we need to be careful when accepting these exceptions.

*Score scale, half point rankings (i.e. 4.5, 3.5) are ok:
5 = amazing applicant, could become a module maintainer on completing the program, made extensive contributions to GNOME of high quality
4 = strong applicant, will certainly do a good job, made substantial contributions to GNOME of high quality (> ~50 lines of code or equivalent)
3 = good applicant, but is somewhat inexperienced
2 = is unlikely to do a good job
1 = not a good candidate

Also remember that when mentoring in GSoC, we expect:
- Fill evaluations at least 3 days before the official Google deadline. We need some time to tie up loose ends. Your student will fail and GNOME will get penalized if the evaluation is not filled on time.
- Spend around 10h per week with the student; reviewing code, helping him/her, chatting, etc.
- Weekly goals and review of the goals in weekly meetings.
- Review code submissions of the student thoroughly and in a timely manner.
- Communicate regularly with the student.
- The student is on before the end of the community bonding phase.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send us an email to soc-admins gnome org (preferred) or contact one of us on IRC.

Have a nice day,

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