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

From: Juan Pablo Carbajal
Subject: Re: [OctDev] Google Summer of Code 2012: Call for projects and mentors
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:20:10 +0100

2012/2/15 Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso <address@hidden>:
> 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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Hi Jordi,

Thanks for your initiative!

I was reading the application. What about adding, under the question
What steps will you take to encourage students to interact with your
project's community before, during and after the program?
Depending on their interests and code submitted, students will be put
in contact with maintainers/developers of packages for Octave
(Octave-forge packages). In this way we will promote further

... or something like that

M. Sc. Juan Pablo Carbajal
PhD Student
University of Zürich

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