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  • Jen Mylo 2:03 pm on May 10, 2011 Permalink
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    Hello folks The GSoC students have ironed out… 

    Hello folks. The GSoC students have ironed out scope and schedule for their projects, and are ready to tell you about them and answer questions and/or hear suggestions. The links below have the project descriptions and schedules. Each student will hold a Q&A in IRC according to the schedule below. Please come and show our GSoC students some support!

    irc.freenode.net #wordpress-gsoc

    Tuesday 17:00 UTC:
    Anirudh S. (Refresh Android UI) – Dan Roundhill, Isaac
    Mert Yazicioglu (WordPress Move) – Pete Mall, Brian Layman
    Wojtek Szutnik (Enhanced Emails) – Aaron Campbell, Justin

    Wednesday 14:00 UTC:
    David Julia (Template Versioning) – Ocean90, Nacin, Koop
    Jakub Tyrcha (Full-throttle Trac Annihilation) – Dion, duck_, scribu, Nacin
    Marko Novakovic (Language Packs) – Nacin, Nikolay

    Thursday 17:00 UTC:
    Jacob Gillespie (File Uploader Upgrade) – Koop, azaozz
    Lukasz Koprowski (Threaded Comments) – Westi, Koop
    Mihai Chereji (Local Storage Drafts Backup) – Filosofo, mitcho, azaozz and Koop

    Friday 17:00 UTC:
    Ben Balter (Document Revisions) – Mitcho, duck_, Jorbin
    Prasath Nadarajah (Extending WP Webservices) – Thorsten, Eric Mann
    Stas Suscov (learn.wordpress.org) – Jtrip, Jeremy Boggs

    Oh, and re suggestions: Please be respectful of students and mentors and try not to assume that they don’t know what they’re doing. Sometimes it’s easy to get carried away — out of the best intentions — when giving advice, so once a suggestion has been heard, leave it to the students and mentors to decide if they’ll take the advice or not. Thanks!

     
  • Jen Mylo 12:22 pm on April 27, 2011 Permalink
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    Our student GSoC blog is up and running, for anyone who wants to follow along this summer. http://gsoc2011.wordpress.com/

     
  • Jen Mylo 7:07 pm on April 25, 2011 Permalink
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    2011 GSoC Students Announced 

    Google has announced the students who were selected to participate in the Google Summer of Code program this year. WordPress is once again a participating organization, and will have 12 students working with us this year. We were awarded the 15 slots we requested, but based on how we distributed the mentors (and how many students applied for the same projects), we donated 3 slots back to the pool so other organizations could use them (no need for us to be greedy, right?). Introducing our 2011 GSoC students/projects:

    • Document Revisions – Ben Balter: Mitcho, duck_, and Jorbin
    • File Uploader Upgrade – Jacob Gillespie: Koop, azaozz
    • Local Storage Drafts backup – Mihai Chereji: Filosofo, mitcho (assist from azaozz and koop)
    • Learn.wordpress.org – Stas Suscov: Jeremy Boggs, Jtrip (others in ad hoc manner)
    • Enhanced emails – Wojtek Szutnik: Aaron Campbell and Justin
    • Threaded Comments – azram19: Westi and Koop
    • Extending WP Webservices – Prasath Nadarajah: Thorsten and Eric Mann
    • Language Packs – Marko Novakovic: Nacin and Nikolay
    • Refresh Android app UI – Anirudh S: Dan Roundhill and Isaac
    • Full-throttle Trac Annihilation – Jakub Tyrcha: Dion, duck_ and scribu
    • WordPress Move – Mert Yazicioglu: Pete Mall and Brian Layman
    • Template Versioning – David Julia: Ocean90 and Nacin (with possible assist Koop)

    We’ll be setting up the group blog for students this week and will announce it here when it’s up and running. All the project descriptions will be available there, along with links to student blogs.

    List of all projects accepted into GSoC 2011.

     
  • Jen Mylo 6:28 pm on April 14, 2011 Permalink
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    GSoC mentors who have not posted their selections to the mentor blog and need to do so today if they still want to be mentors: @nacin, @dkoopersmith, @dd32, @johnjamesjacoby, Mitcho, Thorsten, @viper007bond, @filosofo, Brian Layman, Chris Jean, ocean90, Russell Fair. If anyone on this list does not know what I’m talking about, they should leave a comment saying as much immediately so I can walk you through it if you missed the original emails. We’ll be doing mentor-student matching tomorrow, so this is it.

     
  • Jen Mylo 7:10 pm on April 8, 2011 Permalink
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    The application deadline for GSoC has now passed. We have received a total of 60 applications, and the volunteer mentors will be reviewing them over the next several days. Selected students will be announced on April 25.

     
  • Jen Mylo 10:53 am on April 4, 2011 Permalink
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    Reminder: GSoC mentor q&ain about three hours, per schedule below. Mentors on the list today:
    Andrew Nacin – nacin
    Daryl Koopersmith – koopersmith — sorry, folks, can’t make it
    Andy Skelton – skeltoac
    Justin Shreve – jshreve
    Jon Cave – duck_
    Peter Westwood – westi
    Dan Roundhill – mrroundhill — probably won’t make it
    Thorsten Ott – tott
    Nikolay Bachiyski – nbachiyski
    Dion Hulse – dd32

     
  • Jen Mylo 5:38 pm on April 2, 2011 Permalink
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    Reminder, GSoC mentor chat today at 19:00:00 UTC (3pm eastern, about an hour and a half from now).

     
  • Jen Mylo 9:06 pm on April 1, 2011 Permalink
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    1st GSoC mentor chat will be in irc in about two hours, for students to ask questions of mentors.

     
  • Jen Mylo 1:54 am on April 1, 2011 Permalink
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    GSoC Pre-Application IRC Chats 

    Okay, potential GSoC students. By now you’ve hopefully settled on a project idea or are narrowing it down between a couple of choices, have gotten some feedback by sending your ideas to the wp-hackers list, and/or have talked to mentors in the #wordpress-gsoc irc channel. For the next 6 days, we’ll be holding scheduled irc chats with a rotating cast of WordPress mentors, who are all looking forward to talking with you and hearing a little more about you before they start rating applications. You can use this time to ask questions, get live feedback on your proposal and just show your face (read: irc handle) so the mentors know you are serious about wanting to work with WordPress this summer.

    Format: each chat will be scheduled for an hour. Below is the schedule in UTC time (linked date/time goes to world clock site for easy local time translation). At the beginning of each chat, we’ll ask which students want to be speak. We’ll put them in a random order, and give each student 5 minutes. If we have enough time to give more, we will. You can direct your questions to a specific mentor, or to the mentors at large. When your time is up, please be respectful and let the other students have their turns. You can always talk more with mentors after the scheduled chat is over, as they’ll be lurking in the room all week until the application deadline on April 8.

    The chat location is irc.freenode.net #wordpress-gsoc. If you are planning to attend a chat, please leave a comment on this post and link to your proposal (on your WordPress-powered blog) so that mentors can look it over before you talk to them in irc.

    Good luck!

    Date/Time Mentors
    Friday, 4/1/2011
    23:00 UTC
    Alex M. – Viper007Bond
    Aaron Jorbin – jorbin
    Austin Matzko – filosofo
    Eric Mann – ericmann
    Chris Jean – chrisbliss18
    Andrew Nacin – nacin
    John James Jacoby – jjj
    Justin Shreve – jshreve
    Cristi Burca – scribu
    Michael Erlewine -mitcho, mitchoyoshitaka
    Dominik Schilling – ocean90
    Aaron Campbell – aaroncampbell
    Saturday, 4/2/2011
    19:00 UTC
    Cristi Burca – scribu
    Thorsten Ott – tott
    Andrew Nacin – nacin
    Nikolay Bachiyski – nbachiyski
    Pete Mall – petemall
    Austin Matzko – filosofo
    Dominik Schilling – ocean90
    Sunday, 4/3/2011
    01:00 UTC
    Michael Erlewine -mitcho, mitchoyoshitaka
    Daryl Koopersmith – koopersmith
    Andy Skelton – skeltoac
    John James Jacoby – jjj
    Peter Westwood – westi
    Eric Mann – ericmann
    Alex M. – Viper007Bond
    Dominik Schilling – ocean90
    Dion Hulse – dd32
    Monday, 4/4/2011
    14:00 UTC
    Andrew Nacin – nacin
    Daryl Koopersmith – koopersmith
    Andy Skelton – skeltoac
    Justin Shreve – jshreve
    Jon Cave – duck_
    Peter Westwood – westi
    Dan Roundhill – mrroundhill
    Thorsten Ott – tott
    Nikolay Bachiyski – nbachiyski
    Dion Hulse – dd32
    Tuesday, 4/5/2011
    10:00 UTC
    Cristi Burca – scribu
    Nikolay Bachiyski – nbachiyski
    Peter Westwood – westi
    Dan Roundhill – mrroundhill
    Thorsten Ott – tott
    Jon Cave – duck_
    John James Jacoby – jjj
    Dion Hulse – dd32
    Wednesday, 4/6/2011
    17:00 UTC
    Pete Mall – petemall
    Aaron Campbell – aaroncampbell
    Austin Matzko – filosofo
    Thorsten Ott – tott
    Chris Jean – chrisbliss18
    Andy Skelton – skeltoac
    Dan Roundhill – mrroundhill
    Jon Cave – duck_
    Daryl Koopersmith – koopersmith
    Nikolay Bachiyski – nbachiyski
    Justin Shreve – jshreve
     
  • Jen Mylo 1:53 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink
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    Last call for GSoC mentors! Making the IRC schedule now for GSoC mentor chats/q&a, and want to be sure I have everyone. Here’s who is listed on the Codex (per @nacin): Aaron Campbell, Jorbin, Viper007Bond, Nacin, Skeltoac, Filosofo, Chris Jean, Scribu, Dan Roundhill, Koop, Ocean90, Eric Mann, Mitcho, Jtrip, Duck_, Justin, Nikolay, Pete Mall, Westi, and Thorsten. I know we are missing a couple of people who offered to mentor and/or backup mentor. Note: being on this list does not mean you will definitely wind up mentoring a student. It will depend on how many slots we get, what kind of projects there are, and your own interest. If there’s not a student/project you want to work with, you are not required to choose one. I just want to get anyone who’s a potential mentor in the pool now so they can review applications and participate in the chats. If you’re one of the missed people, please leave a comment on this post so we can add you. @otto42? Boone, still interested?

    Also: I’ll be getting some help moving forward with the admin side of GSoC from Andrea Middleton. You may see her posting here about GSoC on occasion.

     
    • Boone B. Gorges 2:14 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m afraid that my summer schedule (baby!) means that I should probably bow out of mentoring this year (unless there is an *awesome* student/project that *really* needs me – I’m not made of stone here). As for IRC, I’d be happy to spend some time in there to chat with students, though I’m currently traveling and my schedule between now and the application deadline is a bit tight. Generally, I can make myself available between 13:00 and 16:00 UTC for the next few days (except Sunday). Starting Monday, I can also generally commit to UTC 00:00-03:00.

    • Beau Lebens 4:22 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I filled out an application thingo, but as discussed I’m just there as a backup this year.

      • Brian Layman 4:36 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’m giving the exact same response. I won’t have the bandwidth to ensure the student has dotted each i and crossed each t on the appropriate dates, but I can step in and act as a backup when the lead mentor is on vacation or not available.

    • Dion Hulse (dd32) 2:16 am on April 1, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ve put a mentor request in. If there’s a student in the pool who is exceptionally good and has a decent proposal, I’ll be up for it. I may also be useful as a backup or reference mentor or whatever for some others when a student may need more than their primary mentor?

      Also, Since I’m generally at the edge of the timezones for most people, set the times, and I’ll make it to a chat even if that means 3AM.

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