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Re: [HACKERS] Seeking Google SoC Mentors

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-students(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Seeking Google SoC Mentors
Date: 2007-02-26 21:22:39
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Josh Berkus wrote:
> The next Summer of Code is just around the corner.
>
> Last year, we had 46 submissions and seven we accepted.  Out of the SoC we got 
> two ongoing contributors, several good patches, two code refactors and even 
> an employee for a PostgreSQL company.  I'd like to see us do the same this 
> year!
>
> Therefore, we need volunteer mentors.  Here's how it works:
>
> -- You help review and rate submissions in March.
> -- From May-August, you mentor one or two SoC students in working on 
> PostgreSQL patches.  This means that you must be readily available to your 
> student(s) during this summer and have time (2-5 hours per week, more at the 
> beginning) to coach them.
> -- You need to evaluate the student's progress both midsummer and on 
> completion.
> -- You prepare the student code for submission as an 8.4 feature, if 
> applicable.
> -- Around October, Google gives SPI $500 for your mentoring.  You can choose 
> to take this money (less transaction fees) or leave it as a donation.  You 
> also get a nifty t-shirt.
>
> We're looking for mentors who are:
> 	-- patient
> 	-- available
> 	-- knowledgeable in depth in some particular area/add-in to PostgreSQL
> 	-- interested in reviewing student code
> 	-- interested in helping create the next generation of contributors
>
> Particularly we'd like people who can mentor on:
> 	-- PostgreSQL internals
> 	-- GIS
> 	-- applications & client tools
> 	-- advanced indexing
> 	-- XML
> 	... based on last year's submissions, but there will be more this year.
>
> Also, I am looking for contacts at universities where I can direct notices 
> when SoC opens.
>
> E-mail me ASAP.
>
>   

Is there a list of projects? Or can we suggest some?

cheers

andrew

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