We have been allotted three slots by Google so I assume we would be
mentoring the following three projects:
1. Convert UI to Bootstrap (by Mauricio)
2. Refactoring and Improving Designer (by Isaac)
3. General Improvements (by Me)
For the General Improvements project, I am not able to decide between two
proposals so I have marked both of them as 'Want to Mentor'. Please look at
these two proposals.
I’ll finish my work on this today, I’ve had an unexpected distraction over
the past 1.5 days so I apologize that I’ve been quiet.
You both like Nupur Agarwal for the Bootstrap project, which is fine. I
like the amount of effort Agha Saad Fraz has been putting in to the issue
tracker, by effort doesn’t directly equate to understanding and I had some
concerns about some of his work, so I support your decision.
I’ll look at the candidates for Saksham’s project after a morning meeting.
Thank you both for working so diligently on this.
On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 8:33 PM Saksham Gupta <shucon01(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Even I feel that Nupur Agarwal is a better candidate. Also, for my
> project, I'll take a look again at other proposals as well that I might
> have missed, as my examinations are going to end today.
> Some people have submitted multiple proposals in our organization itself,
> so I think we should be more inclined to those proposals in general. Any
> On Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 5:39 AM Maurício Meneghini Fauth <
> mauriciofauth(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 4:23 PM Saksham Gupta <shucon01(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> We have been allotted three slots by Google so I assume we would be
>>> mentoring the following three projects:
>>> 1. Convert UI to Bootstrap (by Mauricio)
>> I accepted the Nupur Agrawal's proposal for the Convert the UI to
>> Bootstrap project.
>> My first choice was the Nitish Bahl's proposal, but this student has
>> already been accepted by Joomla.
>> I was in doubt between the proposals of Nupur Agrawal and Agha Saad Fraz,
>> but based on communication and contributions I believe that Nupur's
>> proposal is more likely to be a successful project.
>> Feel free to comment on the decision.
>>> 2. Refactoring and Improving Designer (by Isaac)
>>> 3. General Improvements (by Me)
>>> For the General Improvements project, I am not able to decide between
>>> two proposals so I have marked both of them as 'Want to Mentor'. Please
>>> look at these two proposals.
>> You have marked the proposals of Apoorv Khare and Kartik Kathuria. I
>> think the two students have a good chance of completing the project
>> successfully. And I think both proposals are good, but I enjoyed a little
>> bit more of the choice of issues in Kartik's proposal.
> Gsoc-mentors-2019 mailing list
Our next deadline (for slot selection) should be May 6, right? Someone just emailed the Google mentor list saying that they shouldn’t make a deadline on Easter Monday, which is in four days… But I don’t see anything on the timeline about that date. I’m just looking to double check my facts.
The final submissions are due in less than 24 hours, so we're getting
a lot of submissions now with people finalizing their draft proposal,
or rushing to submit anything. I'm cutting back with feedback to
students, since 1) they waited until the last minute and 2) they
likely won't have time to fix any issues anyway. After the deadline,
I'll go through and hide the ones that clearly don't belong, and we
can begin discussions from there. We've got several strong candidates
I reviewed your GSoC proposal with phpMyAdmin but oddly, it came to me
as a PDF rather than a Google document that I could directly comment
in. My only suggestion is that I think the timeline could use some
more detailed information, for instance if you think a specific aspect
will take about a week you could schedule that and then list another
aspect of the project with how long that should take. I suggest
breaking it down by weeks, such as
* May 20-24 rewrite the widgets
* May 27-June 7 enhance the foo and extract the code to functions
After a slow start, we've been getting quite a few applications now
and, at the moment, we're up to 13 student projects. As in the past,
some are completely out of touch with the project and some will be
rushed at the last minute. Interestingly, several students have
already finalized their proposals so there's point to us offering
feedback on those (nor does Google even give the option).
Once the deadline passes on April 9, I'll mark as ignored all the
proposals that don't meet our criteria (such as being off topic). You
can still view the ignored proposals through the "Ignored" tag in the
Google interface, but this will save some clutter and effort by
removing applications where the decision is obvious.