For those who may not be on the GSOC mentors list, here we go:
It seems quite a few veteran orgs have 0, or very few, projects listed on their Ideas List for their GSoC Org apps. Some have something like “coming soon” with no actual ideas on their page - this will result in an automatic rejection - please don’t let that be you!
Our team has been reviewing hundreds of applications this week and taking notes and we have noticed MANY orgs that have not completed their lists (have 1-2 ideas or ideas with 1 sentence describing the problem) or say ‘coming in March’, ‘coming soon’, etc. That’s a 'Reject in our book.
We will meet Monday, Jan 29 as a team to start our multi day meetings going through each and every org application together so you have until Monday at 19:00 UTC to get your ideas onto your list. You can always add more ideas later but if you are an Umbrella Org you should have plenty of ideas listed now - and if you are a smaller org you should have 4-5 well developed ideas minimum.
And please don’t just link to a bug tracker. If the bug tracker has extensive descriptions about the project/problem then that can sometimes be fine. But just saying here are 5 things we want worked on and a sentence about each isn’t going to cut it.
If you are an Org Admin I strongly encourage you to go back and look at your Ideas List before Monday at 19:00 UTC and make sure it is representative of what you want us to evaluate.
Every year we have a few orgs who give us bad URLs or don’t give us access permission to see their Project Ideas List. Again, please don’t be that org… (your community will not be happy).
Remember, the #1 thing our team considers when choosing which orgs to accept is the quality of the Project Ideas list. If you have nothing for us to look at we have to reject you.
Please don’t ask us to go and see if your application is okay. If you have a solid Project Ideas List and have read the Defining a Project Ideas list from the Mentor Guide and followed the advice your list is likely good to go.
Thanks @mksd, I’ve listed you as the primary mentor - it reflects well on the organization application if project mentors have been identified - but if you find that you won’t be able to fit this in, let me know.
The mentoring timeline is April through August, coding takes place between May and early August. More info on the full timeline and mentor expectations is available on the wiki page.
Sorry for the late response. I will mentor unofficially. I always watch the concerned threads and step in when I feel it’s needed. But I am officially mentoring at LibreHealth so may not be able to sign up as mentor for OpenMRS too. But with my experience trying to solve this problem I believe my input will be valuable through out the program.
My Name is Ajay Ramesh. I am loving this community already! So well organized, so easy to get started. Docs, Docs, and Docs everywhere - pretty amazing. Thanks to GSOC for introducing me to this community.
Me - Software Engineer, MS in CS(IIT, Chicago). Intern in Panasonic, Former SE in Accenture.
Not just for GSOC, even after GSOC, let me make something meaningful to society now.
I am currently understanding the requirement of the project. I have implemented OAuth protocol before using auth0. This project is of my interest and skill. I will get back in a week about my progress.
Hi @shivtej, thanks for offering up your time! There has also been some interest from potential GSoC students on contributing to the Android Client. Do you have a project idea(s) for this that would be appropriate for GSoC:
If so, could you add a project page with details to unassigned projects on the wiki, and let me know. There isn’t much time left to finalise projects for GSoC. Thanks!
Hi @gihanchanuka, we are still looking for a mentor for the Addons project, but I’m sure someone will step forward to take on this role. There has been quite a bit of interest in these improvements to Addons, so I’m sure there are members of the community that would be able to guide/advise you in the meantime, if you’re looking to explore this project for GSoC. I’d suggest having a look here for guidelines on starting a new topic to discuss the project:
@shivtej Thanks for raising this! Former students are welcome to share their proposals from previous years, but this is at the discretion of each student. And to keep things fair, preferably these would be made public rather than sharing them individually with specific students. I’ve started a topic for this here: