[Python-Dev] Core projects for Summer of Code

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Thu Mar 19 00:13:43 CET 2009

2009/3/18 Arc Riley <arcriley at gmail.com>:
> On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 6:13 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
>> I would double-check Benjamin can do this since I don't think he will be
>> 18 by the time GSoC starts. The FAQ at
>> http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/program/google/gsoc2009/faqs#mentor_eligibility
>> seems to suggest it won't be an issue, but you never know.
>> Also be aware that a university student might not like being told what to
>> do by someone in high school (although if they want $4500 they better).
> This isn't a problem.  Drupal had a GHOP (SoC for highschool students)
> mentor who was too young to be a student (11 or 12 at the time), I believe
> Dmitri also served them as a SoC mentor, I know several SoC mentors are
> teenagers.


> I'd rather we find a different primary mentor for each student, it'd be best
> if every student had a backup mentor in-place from the start as well, but
> one person can be a contact point for many ideas.
> Ben, would you be OK with being a contact point for 3to2 as well?  We'll
> figure out who's mentoring who once we see student apps and decide which
> ones we want mentored this year.



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