I'm in the same boat as Jesus--ready and willing to mentor, but probably not capable of giving it my full attention. IMHO, continued participation in SoC is very important for both the software and the org, even if it needs to be scaled back to one or two slots (unless that's not allowed). So, though I think Aviral or Siddharth could do a fine job mentoring (especially for tasks with a wide scope such as cleanup or fixes), I'll give it a go if it really is necessary to keep us in the game.

-Brendan

On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 12:51 AM, Aviral Dasgupta <aviraldg@gmail.com> wrote:
I could probably help, but then again, you're right about the "you wouldn't want to be mentored by someone younger to you".


On 9 March 2011 09:17, Jesus Mager <fongog@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi David!

It is hard the hear that no one have  time this year! Sadly I am in my
last year at the university, and I am very busy and I also don't want
to leave a student with out attention. I got this experience the first
time I was mentor. On the Admin question, it is hard for me because my
nad English.
But let me see, I can try to do an effort. My idea is continue the
work on TuxHistory, but one of the biggest problems I have now is the
lack of an integrated GUI TuxHistory. So I was thinking about the
possibility of including a own (basic) GUI in TuxCommons. What do you
think abut it?

2011/3/8 David Bruce <davidstuartbruce@gmail.com>:
> Hi everyone,
>
> (sorry about the cross-post, I want to make sure this message gets out)
>
> As things stand now, no one has offered to be a mentor for this year's
> GSoC for Tux4Kids.
>
> If you are too busy to make a commitment, I know how you feel, and
> this year I sort of feel that way myself.  I had hoped someone else
> would offer to be the GSoC admin this year for our projects.  I've
> decided I'm willing to do that, as long as we have mentors for the
> projects, but so far no one has agreed to be a mentor.
>
> If the consensus is to sit this year out, I'm more or less OK with
> that.  For sure on the tuxmath/tuxtype side, there are a ton of "loose
> ends" that ought to be taken care of before we add major or invasive
> new features, and I get the sense the same is true for Tux Paint.
> Still, GSoC is our biggest opportunity to bring new developers into
> the project, so I would like to participate if there is interest.  But
> if no one can mentor, it's a moot point.  For the last two years, I
> was both admin and mentor, and I felt like I didn't give my students
> as much attention as they deserved.
>
> So, if you want to be a mentor, and it is news to you that we might
> not participate this year due to lack of mentors, let me know right
> away (as in by Thursday AM).  The deadline for us to submit an
> organization application is Friday.  I don't want anyone feeling
> shocked after the fact if we don't apply to participate this year.
>
> As always, thanks everyone for everything you have contributed.  I
> don't want anyone to get the idea that they should feel obligated to
> volunteer.
>
> Best,
>
> David Bruce
>
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