[development] Summer of Code status update (and please review apps ; ))
drupal-devel at webchick.net
Tue Apr 1 20:36:04 UTC 2008
I'll try to keep it brief. Here's the short version:
Go to http://groups.drupal.org/soc-2008.
And now, the long version. ;)
- As of this moment, 55 Summer of Code applications have been submitted
for Drupal. Woohoo!
- Google has extended students' application deadline until April 7
(Monday), which gives them an extra week to apply.
- This means if you have an interesting idea for a student to work on
that didn't make the deadline before, you still have a couple days to
write it up and try and entice a student to work on it.
- If you have a spare 5 minutes in your day the *best way to help* this
week is to provide feedback on a student's project idea at
http://groups.drupal.org/soc-2008. After commenting on anything in your
specific realm of expertise, aim for the apps with the lowest number of
- Also, idling in #drupal and keeping an eye out for student questions
is an extra bonus.
- Next week is when application ranking is going to commence; dmitri and
some other Drupal folks are working on a Drupal app to help with this,
both for our own use and for other mentoring organizations. I'm not
exactly sure the current status of that, but ping dmitri if you'd like
- I am going to be more or less *completely afk* from Thursday, April 3
until Monday, April 14 while the 'bots are doing training in Australia,
so I won't be able to help with any of the administrative stuff. :\
Please don't e-mail me cos I likely won't have the chance to respond. :(
- If you wish to be a SoC mentor and for some reason you're not yet
signed up @ http://code.google.com/soc/2008/mentor_home.html and
http://groups.drupal.org/soc-2008-mentors, chx, dmitri, cwgordon, and
jbrauer all have admin access.
- If you have any SoC-related questions, best bet is to ask in #drupal;
there are about 100 people in there who've participated in SoC before at
some level and know the score.
I think that's everything. :)
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