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Re: Google's Summer of Code ...

From: "Jonah H(dot) Harris" <jharris(at)tvi(dot)edu>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: 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 19:11:18
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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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