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Re: Google Summer of Code 2012: Call for projects and mentors

From: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code 2012: Call for projects and mentors
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:53:14 -0500

2012/2/14 c. <address@hidden>:
> On 14 Feb 2012, at 23:15, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
>> As part of our application for Google Summer of Code 2012 application,
>> we ought to create a good-looking suggestion page for students that
>> says what projects are good for students and who might mentor them:
>> I am hoping enough people are interested in (1) proposing students
>> projects and (2) *mentoring* them. The time commitment for mentoring
>> isn't huge. Perhaps 5 hours a week on average, 10 hours at most. Last
>> year the mentoring workload was distributed in the maintainers'
>> mailing list, and there's no reason why this can't happen again. So
>> please don't be shy about offering mentorship. Unlike student work,
>> mentoring is unpaid, so naturally we can't demand a fulltime com
>> Note that I think we should also consider Octave-Forge projects.
>> Please add Octave-Forge projects to the wiki as you deem appropriate.
>> If you are interested in mentoring, please write your name in the
>> appopriate location in the ideas page of the wiki.
>> Also, feel free to mercilessly edit the application page. I am
>> currently looking for a backup organisation administrator. Of course I
>> volunteer to do this right now, and I don't foresee needing a backup,
>> but this is what an administrator does:
>> I think the Ocave community could benefit a lot from GSoC. Please
>> consider helping with this effort.
> I see cholinc is listed among the projects for sparse matrices.
> Notice that cholinc has been deprecated in matlab and is going to be 
> substituted by ichol.
> Wouldn't it be better to implement ichol directly?

Sure. Do you want to edit the wiki yourself to record this change?
That's why it's a wiki, so it's fast and easy to edit by anyone.

Also, would you be willing to mentor for any of these tasks?

- Jordi G. H.

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