We have been accepted as a mentoring organization for GSoC 2013. I’m already being bombarded by overenthusiastic students with questions, so we need to get our act in gear re mentor list and project list more or less now. Definitely by tomorrow.
IF you have worked on an assigned feature team in one of the last few releases, you can be a mentor, yay!
IF you haven’t worked on an assigned feature team but you’ve had multiple patches accepted in one of the last few releases, you can be a mentor, yay!
IF you have themes/plugins in the .org repo and the lead devs say your code is good, you can be a mentor, yay!
IF you don’t meet either of these criteria but think you’re skilled enough and want to contribute, I need to have your code vetted by the lead devs.
If you are in one of the “yay” categories, please add yourself to the mentor list at https://codex.wordpress.org/GSoC2013 and leave a comment here saying you did so. Then, go to http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/google/gsoc2013/wordpress, scroll down, and follow the process to apply to be a mentor in the gsoc system. Note that it’s a little bit busted right now, so you might not get a confirmation back from me until they fix the existing bug there.
If you are in the maybe category The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging., you can ping The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” me in irc, comment here, or email ([my username/irc nick]@wordpress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/) me to get on the list of potential mentors that will have code reviewed by the leads.
Also, project ideas can be added to the wiki page as well IF you fall into the pre-approved to mentor category. Worth running ideas past the leads in irc for a gut-check first. Other ideas can be posted here for review.