There are only 19 hours left for the final evaluation. I noticed Isaac and
Mauricio are not active on Hangouts so I'm just sending a reminder here
just in case there's some confusion.
I noticed that there's still one evaluation left that needs to be done. As
around 26 hours are left before the deadline, just bringing it to your
notice in case it got missed.
As part of GSoC with phpMyAdmin, we ask that you make weekly blog
posts, which describe what work you've accomplished and what successes
or struggles you've encountered.
Previous GSoC students have generally preferred the free hosted
WordPress or Medium platforms, but generally we're happy with anything
you prefer; although it's much better if the platform provides an
Atom/RSS feed so we can post it from our Planet feed. If you could
reply to me with the URL of your blog I can add it to Planet.
Thanks and happy summer,
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,
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