On 2017-01-31 1:24 PM, Ezio Melotti wrote:
On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 11:21 PM, Alexander Belopolsky email@example.com wrote:
On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 3:52 PM, Ezio Melotti firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
you can submit a project idea for GSoC by the 7th of February.
Where can I find instructions on how to do it? I may have an idea to submit.
See http://python-gsoc.org/#mentors and/or ask on #python-gsoc on Freenode.
A good project idea is something well-described that a student can make a plan to complete within the 3 month coding period, with the help of mentors. We usually ask for two mentors per project, but it's usually not too hard to find a backup mentor if you ask on the mailing lists or ask me (I usually have a few spare volunteers.) Basically, write a paragraph or two, provide links to related bugs or discussions, some information about difficulty, and any other information student would need to know is what we're looking for. (For a more specific checklist, there's an ideas page template that might help: https://wiki.python.org/moin/SummerOfCode/OrgIdeasPageTemplate)
We get up to PhD level students with various levels of real project experience, but there are a huge number of students browsing ideas who are *maybe* 1st year university students without work experience. So when you're explaining difficulty, remember it's relative to those students who are young, inexperienced, and need to know what ideas are suitable for them.
There's a currently very blank template for python core ideas here: https://wiki.python.org/moin/SummerOfCode/2017/python-core
(If that's not convenient for you to edit, we also keep stuff on github, or you can just email me with the data you want on there.)
Feel free to ask me more questions or drop by #python-gsoc (or our new zulip instance: https://zulip.python-gsoc.org/ ) to chat.