[Numpy-discussion] GSoC students: please read

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 05:58:11 EDT 2015

On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 10:21 PM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com>

> Hi all,
> It's great to see that this year there are a lot of students interested in
> doing a GSoC project with Numpy or Scipy. So far five proposals have been
> submitted, and it looks like several more are being prepared now. I'd like
> to give you a bit of advice as well as an idea of what's going to happen in
> the few weeks.
> The deadline for submitting applications is 27 March. Don't wait until the
> last day to submit your proposal! It has happened before that Melange was
> overloaded and unavailable - the Google program admins will not accept that
> as an excuse and allow you to submit later. So as soon as your proposal is
> in good shape, put it in. You can still continue revising it.
> From 28 March until 13 April we will continue to interact with you, as we
> request slots from the PSF and rank the proposals. We don't know how many
> slots we will get this year, but to give you an impression: for the last
> two years we got 2 slots. Hopefully we can get more this year, but that's
> far from certain.
> Our ranking will be based on a combination of factors: the interaction
> you've had with potential mentors and the community until now (and continue
> to have), the quality of your submitted PRs, quality and projected impact
> of your proposal, your enthusiasm, match with potential mentors, etc. We
> will also organize a video call (Skype / Google Hangout / ...) with each of
> you during the first half of April to be able to exchange ideas with a
> higher communication bandwidth medium than email.
> Finally a note on mentoring: we will be able to mentor all proposals
> submitted or suggested until now. Due to the large interest and technical
> nature of a few topics it has in some cases taken a bit long to provide
> feedback on draft proposals, however there are no showstoppers in this
> regard. Please continue improving your proposals and working with your
> potential mentors.

Hi all, just a heads up that I'll be offline until next Friday. Good luck
everyone with the last-minute proposal edits. I plan to contact all
students that submitted a GSoC application next weekend with more details
on what will happen next and see when we can schedule a call.

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