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Re: [HACKERS] Seeking Google SoC Mentors

From: markwkm(at)gmail(dot)com
To: "Andrew Dunstan" <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: "Josh Berkus" <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-students(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Seeking Google SoC Mentors
Date: 2007-02-26 21:59:55
Message-ID: 70c01d1d0702261359h2c5b6acep9b97ab1d46b55e04@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On 2/26/07, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> wrote:
> 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?

I'd like to suggest working on a patch testing tool that was discussed
previously. :)

Regards,
Mark

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