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digitalmars.D - GSoC Mentoring: Garbage Collection

reply dsimcha <dsimcha yahoo.com> writes:
This may be belated, but I'm thinking of applying for mentoring a garbage
collection project for GSoC 2011.  I think GC quality of implementation is one
of D's biggest weaknesses and one of the areas I know most about.

I can't seem to find information about time commitments in the GSoC FAQ or how
to apply as a mentor and have not been following the related threads closely.
 Does mentoring just consist of spending a few hours a week corresponding with
the student, i.e. providing feedback, answering questions, etc., or does it
require a major time commitment?
Apr 01 2011
parent reply Jens Mueller <jens.k.mueller gmx.de> writes:
dsimcha wrote:
 This may be belated, but I'm thinking of applying for mentoring a garbage
 collection project for GSoC 2011.  I think GC quality of implementation is one
 of D's biggest weaknesses and one of the areas I know most about.
 
 I can't seem to find information about time commitments in the GSoC FAQ or how
 to apply as a mentor and have not been following the related threads closely.
  Does mentoring just consist of spending a few hours a week corresponding with
 the student, i.e. providing feedback, answering questions, etc., or does it
 require a major time commitment?

You have to register as a mentor on http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/google/gsoc2011/dprogramminglanguage to apply. Regarding commitment I found the following. http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2011/faqs#mentor_role http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2011/faqs#mentor_eligible I quote what may be interesting. "A person or group of people responsible for monitoring the progress of each accepted student and to mentor her/him as the project progresses" "A written evaluation of each student participant, including how s/he worked with the group, whether s/he should be invited back should we do another Google Summer of Code, etc." "Google does not have specific eligibility requirements for mentors, as we know our mentoring organizations will be best able to determine the selection criteria for their mentors." Jens
Apr 01 2011
parent Bruno Medeiros <brunodomedeiros+spam com.gmail> writes:
On 01/04/2011 22:33, Jens Mueller wrote:
 dsimcha wrote:
 This may be belated, but I'm thinking of applying for mentoring a garbage
 collection project for GSoC 2011.  I think GC quality of implementation is one
 of D's biggest weaknesses and one of the areas I know most about.

 I can't seem to find information about time commitments in the GSoC FAQ or how
 to apply as a mentor and have not been following the related threads closely.
   Does mentoring just consist of spending a few hours a week corresponding with
 the student, i.e. providing feedback, answering questions, etc., or does it
 require a major time commitment?

You have to register as a mentor on http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/google/gsoc2011/dprogramminglanguage to apply. Regarding commitment I found the following. http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2011/faqs#mentor_role http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2011/faqs#mentor_eligible I quote what may be interesting. "A person or group of people responsible for monitoring the progress of each accepted student and to mentor her/him as the project progresses" "A written evaluation of each student participant, including how s/he worked with the group, whether s/he should be invited back should we do another Google Summer of Code, etc." "Google does not have specific eligibility requirements for mentors, as we know our mentoring organizations will be best able to determine the selection criteria for their mentors." Jens

An ever better answer (regarding time commitment specifically) is this: http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2011/faqs#time_mentor " 12. How much time is required to participate as a mentor in Google Summer of Code? While the answer to this question will vary widely depending on the number of students a mentor works with, the difficulty of the proposals, and the skill level of the students, most mentors have let us know that they underestimated the amount of time they would need to invest in Google Summer of Code. Five hours per student per week is a reasonable estimate. " -- Bruno Medeiros - Software Engineer
Apr 04 2011