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From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: "Jonah H(dot) Harris" <jharris(at)tvi(dot)edu>
Cc: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, members(at)pgfound(dot)org
Subject: Re: Google's Summer of Code ...
Date: 2005-06-01 21:08:37
Message-ID: 200506011708.37361.xzilla@users.sourceforge.net (view raw or flat)
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Funny how things come full circle...  in previous threads someone mentioned a 
few low hanging fruit items, we should start there, and maybe get one of the 
more hard-core hackers to go through the TODO list and mark up some other 
items.  

My take on the mentor thing was that the students could probably post on 
-hackers if they ran into anything too tricky, though they'll need a poc for 
scheduling and timelines and getting them up to speed on development 
environment and such. 

Incidentally I havent seen any objections, if there are none should we go 
ahead and whip up an email to google?  Do we want to run this through the 
foundation? ISTM we would, though I don't know the full extent of what 
ramifications that would have.  


Robert Treat

On Wednesday 01 June 2005 15:11, Jonah H. Harris wrote:
> Not sure about the current 'students'.  I need to take a look and see
> what kind of somewhat easy stuff is on the TODO (I haven't seen it in
> awhile).
>
> I like your suggestion for the mailing list.
>
> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> > 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?
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> ----
> >>>>>> Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services
> >>>>>> (http://www.hub.org)
> >>>>>> Email: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org           Yahoo!: yscrappy              ICQ:
> >>>>>> 7615664
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> >> ----
> >> Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services
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Robert Treat
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