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FW: [OSGeo-Discuss] Google Summer of Code 2008

Gavin Fleming
Hi all

Apologies for any cross posting. While the Google Summer of Code (SoC)
is very northern-hemisphere-centric it is a great opportunity for
students to spend some solid time developing, in our case, FOSS GIS
software.

For the Africa / GISSA list - all student developers out there see what
opportunities there are - the OSGeo projects will be proposing problems
that need solutions and if you get through the hurdles you could get
three months of paid mentorship in attempting to develop those
solutions. Some very novel ideas have emerged from the SoC in the past,
as have some bright programmers.

For the FOSS4G2008 LOC - we'd like to encourage students from the region
to participate as well enticing FOSS GIS-related SoC 'graduates' to
attend FOSS4G2008.


Gavin

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Wolf Bergenheim
Sent: 20 February 2008 03:54 PM
To: OSGeo Discussions; OSGeo SoC
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Google Summer of Code 2008

Hello fellow OSGeoers!

Google is about to announce summer of code 2008, and this year I'd like
to be a bit more prepared.

So for this reason I have updated our old SoC Wiki page [1] with
information for this year.

Each project should now start to think of ideas and also who their
mentors should be.

We should also decide on a uniform way to review the student
applications. Do we need/want to have an entry exam? A few questions
about gis and some simple generic programming task? Do you have other
ideas?

As for the ideas themselves it seems that the trend is to have not very
detailed but not too generic ideas either. These semi-generic ideas
should get the creative juices of the students to flow, which should
help us in finding the best and the brightest. I think this is good
advice, it will allow us to judge the applications also on the base of
what the students come up with.

Also we should create a wiki page for each application we find even a
bit interesting to flesh it out during the review period.

In the Google SoC wiki page [2] they have some very good advice. If you
want to be a mentor, be sure to read them, then talk among your selves
and decide on who the mentor(s) should be. Google recommends 2 mentors
per student (plus 1 generic backup mentor), but that depends a bit on
the mentors (and students), and if you are going to have a summer
vacation.

So project mentors or people interested in SoC, please read [1] and [2]
and maybe start working on the idea page of your project.

[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Google_Summer_of_Code
[2] http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforMentors

Looking forward to another Summer of Code,
--Wolf

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Re: FW: [OSGeo-Discuss] Google Summer of Code 2008

Paul Scott

On Wed, 2008-02-20 at 16:13 +0200, Gavin Fleming wrote:
> Apologies for any cross posting. While the Google Summer of Code (SoC)
> is very northern-hemisphere-centric it is a great opportunity for
> students to spend some solid time developing, in our case, FOSS GIS
> software.
>

Any objections to a Chisimba GIS/Mapserver/PostGIS/SWESOS SoC idea added
to the wiki?

--Paul


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Re: FW: [OSGeo-Discuss] Google Summer of Code 2008

Chris Holmes-2
In reply to this post by Gavin Fleming
Note that the Google Open Source office (who run the summer of code)
really does not want it to be northern hemisphere centric, but realize
it ends up that way with it being 'summer'.  But I know the people who
run SoC actively are trying to get more involvement from southern
hemisphere, so if you have ideas on how to encourage that more feel free
to pass them along.

Chris

Gavin Fleming wrote:

> Hi all
>
> Apologies for any cross posting. While the Google Summer of Code (SoC)
> is very northern-hemisphere-centric it is a great opportunity for
> students to spend some solid time developing, in our case, FOSS GIS
> software.
>
> For the Africa / GISSA list - all student developers out there see what
> opportunities there are - the OSGeo projects will be proposing problems
> that need solutions and if you get through the hurdles you could get
> three months of paid mentorship in attempting to develop those
> solutions. Some very novel ideas have emerged from the SoC in the past,
> as have some bright programmers.
>
> For the FOSS4G2008 LOC - we'd like to encourage students from the region
> to participate as well enticing FOSS GIS-related SoC 'graduates' to
> attend FOSS4G2008.
>
>
> Gavin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [hidden email]
> [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Wolf Bergenheim
> Sent: 20 February 2008 03:54 PM
> To: OSGeo Discussions; OSGeo SoC
> Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Google Summer of Code 2008
>
> Hello fellow OSGeoers!
>
> Google is about to announce summer of code 2008, and this year I'd like
> to be a bit more prepared.
>
> So for this reason I have updated our old SoC Wiki page [1] with
> information for this year.
>
> Each project should now start to think of ideas and also who their
> mentors should be.
>
> We should also decide on a uniform way to review the student
> applications. Do we need/want to have an entry exam? A few questions
> about gis and some simple generic programming task? Do you have other
> ideas?
>
> As for the ideas themselves it seems that the trend is to have not very
> detailed but not too generic ideas either. These semi-generic ideas
> should get the creative juices of the students to flow, which should
> help us in finding the best and the brightest. I think this is good
> advice, it will allow us to judge the applications also on the base of
> what the students come up with.
>
> Also we should create a wiki page for each application we find even a
> bit interesting to flesh it out during the review period.
>
> In the Google SoC wiki page [2] they have some very good advice. If you
> want to be a mentor, be sure to read them, then talk among your selves
> and decide on who the mentor(s) should be. Google recommends 2 mentors
> per student (plus 1 generic backup mentor), but that depends a bit on
> the mentors (and students), and if you are going to have a summer
> vacation.
>
> So project mentors or people interested in SoC, please read [1] and [2]
> and maybe start working on the idea page of your project.
>
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Google_Summer_of_Code
> [2] http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforMentors
>
> Looking forward to another Summer of Code,
> --Wolf
>

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Re: [Foss4g2008loc] Re: FW: [OSGeo-Discuss] Google Summer of Code 2008

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
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On 20-Feb-08, at 6:30 AM, Paul Scott wrote:

> Any objections to a Chisimba GIS/Mapserver/PostGIS/SWESOS SoC idea  
> added
> to the wiki?

I think it's the perfect fit.  I would add it if I were you.

Tyler
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Re: [Foss4g2008loc] Re: FW: [OSGeo-Discuss] Google Summer of Code 2008

Paul Scott

On Wed, 2008-02-20 at 07:40 -0800, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
> I think it's the perfect fit.  I would add it if I were you.
>

Great! Will do. I will also alert our network (AVOIR) to do possible
mentorships as well as gather some students to participate. I know that
our Rwandan node has some special interest in GIS apps so they may be
quite keen.

--Paul


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