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Re: Google's Summer of Code ...

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: "Jonah H(dot) Harris" <jharris(at)tvi(dot)edu>,Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Google's Summer of Code ...
Date: 2005-06-01 18:54:44
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One concern that was raised off of this list was the steep learning curve 
to start with, to get to the point of beign able to do anything ...

Do we have any 'students' that are already up to speed, enough so that 
they'd be able to accomplish something significant over a 2-3 month 
period?

On Wed, 1 Jun 2005, Marc G. Fournier wrote:

>
> Are there any restrictions on 'mentor groups'?  For instance, could we create 
> a 'mentors' mailing list, closed subscriptions, that contained those willing 
> to actively mentor, so that those being mentor'd have multiple ppl's 
> knowledge's to feed upon?
>
> On Wed, 1 Jun 2005, Jonah H. Harris wrote:
>
>> My participation would be limited to the actual number of newcomers.  I 
>> feel comfortable helping 2 or 3 people; any more than that would impact my 
>> clients and consulting time.  Although, it would never hurt to have 
>> additional mentors :).
>> 
>> 
>> Robert Treat wrote:
>> 
>>> We have a whole TODO list of potential items for people to work on, and we 
>>> have several member of this list that work for universities in some 
>>> capacity, so istm we ought to give it a shot.  I would think this is 
>>> something that the foundation would be good to be involved in as well, as 
>>> it would certainly help it all appear official.  We just need to tie up 
>>> the loose ends on who would be available to do the mentoring, which might 
>>> need to be different people depending on the work involved, unless you 
>>> think you could handle all comers Jonah? Robert Treat
>>> 
>>> On Wednesday 01 June 2005 10:53, Jonah H. Harris wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Marc,
>>>> 
>>>> If you wanted to submit PostgreSQL to Google for this, I'd be willing to
>>>> work with any potentials.  Should someone choose to work on PostgreSQL
>>>> projects, the money can go to the group.
>>>> 
>>>> If anyone sees a problem with submitting under the PostgreSQL Global
>>>> Development Group, I can do it under my company.
>>>> 
>>>> Thoughts?
>>>> 
>>>> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> In case nobody has seen this:
>>>>> 
>>>>>    http://code.google.com/summerofcode.html
>>>>> 
>>>>> Might be something to help fun, say, the GiST stuff?  Just need to
>>>>> find a student that could be mentor'd/directed/brought up to speed?
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
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