From: Tomasz Kosiak <tk@da...> - 2010-03-10 21:53:13
Reposting as last time it bounce.
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From: Tomasz Kosiak <tk@...>
Subject: Re: Looking for GSoC Admin for Tcl
To: Andreas Kupries <andreask@...>
Cc: tcl-gsoc <tcl-gsoc@...>, *
2010/3/10 Andreas Kupries <andreask@...>:
> Bleak prospects it seems, without anybody stepping forward to fill these positions. Without them no application this year.
> Matthew, and Tomasz, our intrepid admins of the last years do not have time doing it this year.
> As a side note, can you two tell us how much work is involved, roughly,
> in being a gsoc admin for an organization ?
> Myself, I have taken on Program Chair of the Tcl 2010 Conference. Together with AS paywork I believe that I might have enough time for mentoring, but not for being admin.
Being an admin is quite demanding but only during March - organization
/ student application period. Then you just have to watch the
deadlines and prompt mentors to fill in surveys. IMHO being both admin
& mentor should be no problem with 10 student GSoC effort.
Going into details.
Our org application need a little polish - it should be better than
last year by including expertise we have gained. In org application we
have to advertise that we were successful in the last two years, act
as umbrella org and we participated in Mentor Summit.
But the biggest challenge is to encourage mentors to propose and to
refine project ideas.
Then we should advertise among students. Last year I thought about
contacting some universities in India & China through speakers from
last year conference. I would also e-mail Russian candidates so maybe
they can advertise us at their uni-s.
Moreover here in Poland our last year GSoć students from Gdańsk will
organize a meeting with newcommers themselves. I can also send a note
to two other universities that I have contacts with.
But to do that we need good project ideas.
PS. Maybe I will be able to participate more during student
application period. But to get there we have to submit decent
application and to propose nice project ideas.