We (Neil, Charaka, Mario, and I) attended the feedback session
organized by Carol for the rejected organizations. The only
complaint/suggestion she had was, we need more ideas and varieties.
She mentioned, apart from that our ideas page and application were
really fine. So we need more project ideas for the next year. :)
The entire chat log (our chat went for 8 mins.. ) is attached below
(removing unrelated information), for the interested.
(11:36:01 PM) gsocbot: kblin: Next in line is ogsadai|Pradeeba with
(11:36:13 PM) carols: hi ogsadai folks
(11:36:17 PM) mode (+vvvv ogsadai|npch ogsadai|marioant
ogsadai|charaka ogsadai|Pradeeba) by kblin
(11:36:20 PM) ogsadai|Pradeeba: hi carols
(11:36:25 PM) ogsadai|npch: hi carols :)
(11:36:31 PM) carols: ogsadai|Pradeeba: what name is your application under?
(11:36:31 PM) ogsadai|marioant: hi carols
(11:36:37 PM) ogsadai|Pradeeba: ogsadai
(11:36:51 PM) carols: ah, ogsa-dai
(11:36:56 PM) carols: there's a dash i missed :-)
(11:37:03 PM) ogsadai|npch: :)
(11:37:06 PM) ogsadai|Pradeeba: :)
(11:37:16 PM) carols: just a sec
(11:37:19 PM) ogsadai|Pradeeba: sure
(11:37:44 PM) carols: so the application looks great.
(11:37:47 PM) ogsadai|Pradeeba: thanks
(11:37:58 PM) carols: but i would have taken some more time to have a
wider variety and more ideas overall on your ideas page.
(11:38:11 PM) ogsadai|npch: okay
(11:38:21 PM) carols: i like the organization of the page
(11:38:23 PM) carols: definitely keep that
(11:39:23 PM) ogsadai|npch: carols - do you think the number of
mentors in our pool was about right for the size of our community?
(11:39:33 PM) carols: primarily, for next year i would focus on more
ideas and more variety of ideas.
(11:39:36 PM) carols: let me check on the mentors.
(11:39:38 PM) carols: just a sec
(11:39:56 PM) carols: yeah, i think that's a fair number of mentors.
(11:40:07 PM) ogsadai|npch: it was 7 mentors, trying to ensure we had
two good mentors for each idea
(11:40:11 PM) ogsadai|npch: ok
(11:40:15 PM) carols: you should have more ideas and assume they're
not all going to become full projects for the summer.
(11:40:32 PM) carols: and the mentors can take the ones that are
assigned to students.
(11:40:47 PM) ogsadai|npch: thanks
(11:40:57 PM) carols: i am mostly aiming at giving the students a
large range of possible projects within each org.
(11:41:21 PM) ogsadai|Pradeeba: carols, thanks. Will focus on that
next year more. Is there anything else to add or improve in the
application or the ideas page?
(11:41:22 PM) carols: so please do try again next year.
(11:41:32 PM) carols: let me take a second look at the app
(11:42:16 PM) carols: actually, i do really think the rest of your app
(11:42:26 PM) carols: you've obviously considered the issues quite well.
(11:42:29 PM) ogsadai|charaka: any weakness in the app?
(11:42:35 PM) ogsadai|Pradeeba: thanks. nice to hear that.
(11:42:41 PM) carols: no, it was really the ideas page primarily.
(11:42:43 PM) carols: and you were close.
(11:42:54 PM) carols: we just made a lot of tough decisions, and you
weren't close enough :-/
(11:43:03 PM) ogsadai|npch: okay, thanks for the feedback, and thanks
for running GSoC :) we'll try again next year!
(11:43:19 PM) carols: you're welcome. thanks for applying!
(11:43:24 PM) carols: have a great summer!
On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM, Kathiravelu Pradeeban
> Hi All,
> Unfortunately OGSA-DAI has not been chosen this year, though we had an
> excellent set of project ideas. There is an irc discussion to be scheduled
> by Google briefing the organizations that aren't selected. We hope to
> participate in the upcoming years, incorporating those feedbacks from
> Thank you.
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Charaka Palansuriya <charaka@...>
>> Hi All,
>> OGSA-DAI is seeking ideas for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2012. There
>> are already couple of ideas generated for this, see
>> If you have any ideas, please add them and inform this list (and please
>> identify mentors too - see the ones already available).
>> If you like to be a primary or secondary mentor for an existing idea
>> then please inform this list.
>> Please do not just email me.
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