Welcome to the Google Summer of Code through phpMyAdmin. We're
delighted you have decided to work with us. You've shown considerable
effort with your proposals and contributions and we are looking
forward to working together through the summer, and hopefully even
after the summer.
I'm Isaac and the main project administrator. I've been with
phpMyAdmin in some capacity since 2005. I'm located in the United
If you have a concern about your interactions with your mentor, I
recommend approaching him, but if you wish you may reach out to me
directly. Further, we have another project member, William Desportes
<williamdes(a)wdes.fr>, who isn't a mentor of GSoC but is responsive if
you have issues. You should probably only engage him if the mentors
are unresponsive, but I find it's helpful to lay out these contingency
plans before they would be needed.
In general, we prefer communication to be public. If you have
questions or wish to confirm you ideas about the design or
implementation or an aspect, we prefer for that to happen on the
developer mailing list or corresponding Github issue, so that the
discussion about a particular decision can be found in the future.
Private matters or interactions with your mentor can take whatever
form your mentor prefers, whether that's by direct email, Google
Hangouts, Jabber, IRC, or something else.
General discussions intended for the group of mentors can be directed
to gsoc-mentors-2019(a)phpmyadmin.net, but I don't expect you to need
this very often.
Your mentor can help you find the proper branch to target with your
work, but generally we're working towards phpMyAdmin 5.1, as I hope to
release 5.0-alpha before the coding period begins. You'll submit pull
requests much as you did during the application period.
If you have any trouble along the way, please let the development team
know. We might not have the answers to your immediate problem, but
we're here to help work through a solution.
Congratulations and best wishes,