Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of GSoC/Application


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03/11/11 20:56:59 (4 years ago)
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    2323'''Why is your organization applying to participate in GSoC 2011? What do you hope to gain by participating?''' 
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    25 While we are already collaborating globally with other institutions and while Orange is open source from the very beginning we have never really managed to build a real open source community around the project. This year we have decided that we should work more actively towards this and we see GSoC as a great motivation and initiative to open our development and start building community of independent contributors around Orange. It is also an opportunity for us to gain experience how to organize necessary environment for community participation and also reach to possible interested participants. And of course, to slowly show ourselves on the map of open source projects and communities. 
     25While we are already collaborating globally with other institutions and while Orange is open source from the very beginning we have never really managed to build a real open source community around the project. This year we have decided that we should work more actively towards this and we see GSoC as a great motivation and initiative to open our development and start building global community of independent contributors around Orange. It is also an opportunity for us to gain experience how to organize necessary environment for community participation and also reach to possible interested participants. And of course, to slowly show ourselves on the map of open source projects and communities. 
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    2727On the other hand, we have much experience with working with students as we are also an educational institution at university level so we believe we can give much to possible students, ranging from knowledge and experience in data mining and machine learning to programing, algorithms, software development in general. We also hope that maybe we can find some students which would be interested in this fields also after the GSoC, possibly also into research. 
     
    6767'''Does your organization have an application template you would like to see students use? If so, please provide it now. Please note that it is a very good idea to ask students to provide you with their contact information as part of your template. Their contact details will not be shared with you automatically via the GSoC 2011 site.''' 
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     69 * Name and surname 
     70 * E-mail address 
     71 * Blog/homepage (if you have one) 
     72 * Skype handle (preferably) or something else (IRC nick and network, MSN, Jabber) 
     73 * Name of school/university, country, year, your average grade 
     74 * Your general interests (in study and elsewhere) 
     75 * Age 
     76 * Which languages do you actively speak (and write)? 
     77 * Project/proposal title 
     78 * Project/proposal description 
     79 * Project/proposal schedule. How long will the project take? When can you begin work? 
     80 * Availability. How many hours per week can you spend working on this? What other obligations do you have this summer? 
     81 * Deliverables. It is very important to list quantifiable results here, for example: 
     82   * Improve X modules in ways Y and Z. 
     83   * Write 3 new documentation pages for the new interfaces. 
     84   * Improve test coverage by writing X more unit/regression tests. 
     85   * Improve performance in FOO by X%. 
     86 * How do you plan to continue with your project/proposal and within the Orange community after GSoC? Are you interested in doing some research in this field? 
     87 * Benefits to the Free Software Community, who would gain from your project? 
     88 * Biography and Free Software experiences. Who are you? What makes you the best person to work on this project/proposal? What free and/or open source projects have you participated in? Please describe your contributions with references. 
    7089 
    7190'''What criteria did you use to select the individuals who will act as mentors for your organization? Please be as specific as possible.''' 
    7291 
     92For mentors we have envisioned professors and teaching and research assistants who are already working at our laboratory on Orange itself and who have much experience with guiding students through their work and also teaching them diverse knowledge along the way. In this way we will have experienced mentors knowing both the project itself in-deep and also knowing how to tutor students to help them achieve the most. 
    7393 
     94If need be and students will propose interesting contribution combined also with research we will try to find him a mentor who would be also an expert from that field the student is interested in. 
    7495 
    7596'''What is your plan for dealing with disappearing students?''' 
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     98In the case of a student disappearance, the mentor will contact him/her several times by e-mail, chat and finally by phone, if possible. If the mentor does not get any response, the admin of the project will try to contact the student. If the student does not respond after a maximum of two weeks we will contact Google and cancel the student project.  
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     100But to prevent that even from happening, we will keep contact with student all the time, requiring from him regular updates and commits so that his/her activities will be visible and transparent all the time and possible lack of them also noticed fast. 
    78101 
    79102'''What is your plan for dealing with disappearing mentors?''' 
     
    83106'''What steps will you take to encourage students to interact with your project's community before, during and after the program?''' 
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    85 ''wide and global partner organizations, invite them to spread the word'' 
     108As we have quite some global partner organizations with which we work closely on many projects, we will invite them to help us spread the word about us participating in GSoC and to invite their students and students around their organizations to apply. We will also work locally to attract local students. And we will also try to promote the program and our participation in it through global data mining and machine learning web pages and portals. 
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    87110'''If you are a small or new organization applying to GSoC, please list a larger, established GSoC organization or a Googler that can vouch for you here.''' 
     
    99122'''Anything else you'd like to tell us?''' 
    100123 
     124That we really like the idea of encouraging students to work on open source and promote open source values. And that we hope very much to be able to open our project to a wider and global community with Google's help and would like to thank you in advance for such opportunity, if you decide favorably and accept us into the program.