Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev-announce

From: Andrew Savchenko <bircoph@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev-announce@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev-announce] Call for GSoC 2019 ideas and mentors
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:43:39
1 Hi all!
3 As always, Gentoo plans to participate in the Google Summer of Code
4 2019. We are looking for new project ideas and are always open for
5 new mentors.
7 1. Project ideas
9 GSoC projects should be suitable for 3 months worth of work for
10 a student, taking into account time required for students to get in
11 touch with the project, to learn some details, to fix mistakes and
12 make improvements. Most students are not yet seasoned developers,
13 so their coding rate will be likely slower than yours.
15 Usually projects are something more complicated than just writing
16 some ebuilds, however if non-trivial ebuild related work is
17 required, e.g. to write new eclasses and adapt existing packages to
18 use them (or add new ones), this should do too.
20 Ideas from previous years may be reused, but this should not be
21 abused, since Gentoo moves forward and we have new stuff to do.
23 If you have an idea, but can't be a mentor, please still tell us
24 about it, we'll try to find a mentor later.
26 Ideas should be put to our wiki: [1].
27 The page contains ideas adding howto.
29 2. Mentors
31 If you want to be a mentor, welcome! It is not necessary to be a
32 Gentoo developer in order to be a mentor, but project must be
33 Gentoo related.
35 Mentoring requires some time. It depends much on a student, but is
36 usually within 4-10 hours per week. If you don't have that much
37 time, but still want to help, you may become a backup mentor.
38 Students often have 2 mentors to eliminate bus factor and to
39 improve expertise in a project.
41 Please keep in mind that GSoC is not just about new code, but about
42 bringing new people to community and we have developers which where
43 GSoC students in the past. So time invested in students will result
44 not only in some problems solved, but into bringing new people to
45 our community and strengthening ties with existing participants.
47 Mentors should enlist themselves on the wiki: [2].
49 If you have any questions or proposals, feel free to reply to this
50 e-mail, or contact us via #gentoo-soc IRC channel on FreeNode[3],
51 or by writing to project's alias[4].
53 [1]
54 [2]
55 [3]
56 [4] mailto:soc-mentors@g.o
58 Best regards,
59 Andrew Savchenko