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digitalmars.D - GSoC mentorship and czardom redux. We have 12 hours.

reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
Hello everyone,


Following my call for GSoC would-be mentors we got exactly one offer, 
from Russell Winder. Thanks! (There has been no response whatsoever on 
the czardom position.)

Needless to say, if we don't have a good pool of mentors we'll be forced 
to retract our GSoC submission.

Walter and I are are also in crunch mode reviewing DConf submissions 
(subject of an upcoming post). I am overdue on reviewing a new book 
proposal on D literally today. All of this takes away from other high 
scrutiny work that we are, rightly or wrongly, perceived as the 
bottleneck of.

"Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die," the saying 
goes. There has been lively debate recently in this forum about how our 
community can organize itself better, during which there was no shortage 
of advice regarding things that should be done. Now here we are - laid 
as bare as it gets in front of us all is an opportunity for each and 
every one of us to make a large and positive impact on the future of D. 
There's no better opportunity to act on an obviously good chance to push 
the D language further.

I'll make tonight an executive decision about our participation to GSoC 
this year. A strong GSoC leader would be fantastic. At the very minimum 
we need a handful of mentors. Your turn.


Andrei
Feb 13 2014
next sibling parent reply Martin Nowak <code dawg.eu> writes:
On 02/13/2014 07:38 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Following my call for GSoC would-be mentors we got exactly one offer,
 from Russell Winder. Thanks! (There has been no response whatsoever on
 the czardom position.)

 Needless to say, if we don't have a good pool of mentors we'll be forced
 to retract our GSoC submission.

I could mentor one of those two projects. http://wiki.dlang.org/GSOC_2014_Ideas#ARM_support http://wiki.dlang.org/GSOC_2014_Ideas#Bare_Metal_D
Feb 13 2014
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 2/13/14, 11:19 AM, Martin Nowak wrote:
 On 02/13/2014 07:38 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Following my call for GSoC would-be mentors we got exactly one offer,
 from Russell Winder. Thanks! (There has been no response whatsoever on
 the czardom position.)

 Needless to say, if we don't have a good pool of mentors we'll be forced
 to retract our GSoC submission.

I could mentor one of those two projects. http://wiki.dlang.org/GSOC_2014_Ideas#ARM_support http://wiki.dlang.org/GSOC_2014_Ideas#Bare_Metal_D

Duly noted. Thank you! Andrei
Feb 13 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 2/13/14, 10:38 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Following my call for GSoC would-be mentors we got exactly one offer,
 from Russell Winder. Thanks!

Apologies, Russel, for misspelling your name. Andrei
Feb 13 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw gdcproject.org> writes:
On 13 February 2014 18:38, Andrei Alexandrescu
<SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote:
 Hello everyone,

 I'll make tonight an executive decision about our participation to GSoC this
 year. A strong GSoC leader would be fantastic. At the very minimum we need a
 handful of mentors. Your turn.

I was about to say I'm sure I remember putting myself forward as a possible mentor if required, but then that might have been last year I said it. :o)
Feb 13 2014
parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 2/13/14, 12:10 PM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 On 13 February 2014 18:38, Andrei Alexandrescu
 <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote:
 Hello everyone,

 I'll make tonight an executive decision about our participation to GSoC this
 year. A strong GSoC leader would be fantastic. At the very minimum we need a
 handful of mentors. Your turn.

I was about to say I'm sure I remember putting myself forward as a possible mentor if required, but then that might have been last year I said it. :o)

Please let me know if your offer segues into this year. Andrei
Feb 13 2014
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 2/14/14, 1:42 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 I would say that my offer extends ad infinitum for anyone taking on a
 GDC-related project for D.

Updated the application (with 4 hours to go). Thanks! Andrei
Feb 14 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Jakob Ovrum" <jakobovrum gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 13 February 2014 at 18:38:43 UTC, Andrei 
Alexandrescu wrote:
 Hello everyone,


 Following my call for GSoC would-be mentors we got exactly one 
 offer, from Russell Winder. Thanks! (There has been no response 
 whatsoever on the czardom position.)

 Needless to say, if we don't have a good pool of mentors we'll 
 be forced to retract our GSoC submission.

 Walter and I are are also in crunch mode reviewing DConf 
 submissions (subject of an upcoming post). I am overdue on 
 reviewing a new book proposal on D literally today. All of this 
 takes away from other high scrutiny work that we are, rightly 
 or wrongly, perceived as the bottleneck of.

 "Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die," the 
 saying goes. There has been lively debate recently in this 
 forum about how our community can organize itself better, 
 during which there was no shortage of advice regarding things 
 that should be done. Now here we are - laid as bare as it gets 
 in front of us all is an opportunity for each and every one of 
 us to make a large and positive impact on the future of D. 
 There's no better opportunity to act on an obviously good 
 chance to push the D language further.

 I'll make tonight an executive decision about our participation 
 to GSoC this year. A strong GSoC leader would be fantastic. At 
 the very minimum we need a handful of mentors. Your turn.


 Andrei

I would love to help someone with their project, but I don't really know how the mentoring system works. If expertise in any of the suggested GSoC ideas are required, then it's quite difficult to volunteer. Of the ones listed though, I do feel I could support a std.i18n project to some degree.
Feb 13 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Jens Mueller <jens.k.mueller gmx.de> writes:
Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Hello everyone,
 
 
 Following my call for GSoC would-be mentors we got exactly one
 offer, from Russell Winder. Thanks! (There has been no response
 whatsoever on the czardom position.)
 
 Needless to say, if we don't have a good pool of mentors we'll be
 forced to retract our GSoC submission.
 
 Walter and I are are also in crunch mode reviewing DConf submissions
 (subject of an upcoming post). I am overdue on reviewing a new book
 proposal on D literally today. All of this takes away from other
 high scrutiny work that we are, rightly or wrongly, perceived as the
 bottleneck of.
 
 "Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die," the
 saying goes. There has been lively debate recently in this forum
 about how our community can organize itself better, during which
 there was no shortage of advice regarding things that should be
 done. Now here we are - laid as bare as it gets in front of us all
 is an opportunity for each and every one of us to make a large and
 positive impact on the future of D. There's no better opportunity to
 act on an obviously good chance to push the D language further.
 
 I'll make tonight an executive decision about our participation to
 GSoC this year. A strong GSoC leader would be fantastic. At the very
 minimum we need a handful of mentors. Your turn.

I'm happy to mentor. std.socket needs revision. I'd like to see std.log getting done. Also std.benchmark. std.units is interesting, too. A linear algebra library aka std.numeric.matrix is probably bigger but not less interesting. Count me in on any on these. BTW these are mentioned on older GSoC pages. Jens
Feb 13 2014
next sibling parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 2/13/14, 1:50 PM, Jens Mueller wrote:
 I'm happy to mentor.

Thanks!
 std.socket needs revision. I'd like to see std.log getting done. Also
 std.benchmark. std.units is interesting, too. A linear algebra
 library aka std.numeric.matrix is probably bigger but not less
 interesting.
 Count me in on any on these. BTW these are mentioned on older GSoC
 pages.

Perfect! Andrei
Feb 13 2014
prev sibling parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 2/13/14, 1:50 PM, Jens Mueller wrote:
 I'm happy to mentor.
 std.socket needs revision. I'd like to see std.log getting done. Also
 std.benchmark. std.units is interesting, too. A linear algebra
 library aka std.numeric.matrix is probably bigger but not less
 interesting.
 Count me in on any on these. BTW these are mentioned on older GSoC
 pages.

Could you please (a) register with GSoC and email me your username, (b) make sure the projects above are on our ideas page. Thanks, Andrei
Feb 13 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Jens Mueller <jens.k.mueller gmx.de> writes:
Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 On 2/13/14, 1:50 PM, Jens Mueller wrote:
I'm happy to mentor.
std.socket needs revision. I'd like to see std.log getting done. Also
std.benchmark. std.units is interesting, too. A linear algebra
library aka std.numeric.matrix is probably bigger but not less
interesting.
Count me in on any on these. BTW these are mentioned on older GSoC
pages.

Could you please (a) register with GSoC and email me your username, (b) make sure the projects above are on our ideas page.

(b) is done. (a) in a minute. Jens
Feb 13 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Jens Mueller <jens.k.mueller gmx.de> writes:
Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Hello everyone,
 
 
 Following my call for GSoC would-be mentors we got exactly one
 offer, from Russell Winder. Thanks! (There has been no response
 whatsoever on the czardom position.)
 
 Needless to say, if we don't have a good pool of mentors we'll be
 forced to retract our GSoC submission.
 
 Walter and I are are also in crunch mode reviewing DConf submissions
 (subject of an upcoming post). I am overdue on reviewing a new book
 proposal on D literally today. All of this takes away from other
 high scrutiny work that we are, rightly or wrongly, perceived as the
 bottleneck of.
 
 "Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die," the
 saying goes. There has been lively debate recently in this forum
 about how our community can organize itself better, during which
 there was no shortage of advice regarding things that should be
 done. Now here we are - laid as bare as it gets in front of us all
 is an opportunity for each and every one of us to make a large and
 positive impact on the future of D. There's no better opportunity to
 act on an obviously good chance to push the D language further.
 
 I'll make tonight an executive decision about our participation to
 GSoC this year. A strong GSoC leader would be fantastic. At the very
 minimum we need a handful of mentors. Your turn.

In case you submit the application consider adding http://dlang.org/gsoc2014.html. Currently it's dead but linked from http://wiki.dlang.org/GSOC_2014_Ideas. Jens
Feb 13 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Rikki Cattermole" <alphaglosined gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 13 February 2014 at 18:38:43 UTC, Andrei 
Alexandrescu wrote:
 Hello everyone,


 Following my call for GSoC would-be mentors we got exactly one 
 offer, from Russell Winder. Thanks! (There has been no response 
 whatsoever on the czardom position.)

 Needless to say, if we don't have a good pool of mentors we'll 
 be forced to retract our GSoC submission.

 Walter and I are are also in crunch mode reviewing DConf 
 submissions (subject of an upcoming post). I am overdue on 
 reviewing a new book proposal on D literally today. All of this 
 takes away from other high scrutiny work that we are, rightly 
 or wrongly, perceived as the bottleneck of.

 "Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die," the 
 saying goes. There has been lively debate recently in this 
 forum about how our community can organize itself better, 
 during which there was no shortage of advice regarding things 
 that should be done. Now here we are - laid as bare as it gets 
 in front of us all is an opportunity for each and every one of 
 us to make a large and positive impact on the future of D. 
 There's no better opportunity to act on an obviously good 
 chance to push the D language further.

 I'll make tonight an executive decision about our participation 
 to GSoC this year. A strong GSoC leader would be fantastic. At 
 the very minimum we need a handful of mentors. Your turn.


 Andrei

I'm happy to be a mentor. I'll add a few projects related to web development and GUI to the wiki for ideas.
Feb 13 2014
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 2/13/14, 6:07 PM, Rikki Cattermole wrote:
 I'm happy to be a mentor.

Before I forget - please send me your ID. Thanks, Andrei
Feb 13 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Rikki Cattermole" <alphaglosined gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 14 February 2014 at 06:49:26 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 On 2/13/14, 6:07 PM, Rikki Cattermole wrote:
 I'm happy to be a mentor.

Before I forget - please send me your ID. Thanks, Andrei

I assume you need my google user. I've sent via facebook (only means I could find privately).
Feb 14 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw gdcproject.org> writes:
On 13 February 2014 20:12, Andrei Alexandrescu
<SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote:
 On 2/13/14, 12:10 PM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 On 13 February 2014 18:38, Andrei Alexandrescu
 <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote:
 Hello everyone,

 I'll make tonight an executive decision about our participation to GSoC
 this
 year. A strong GSoC leader would be fantastic. At the very minimum we
 need a
 handful of mentors. Your turn.

I was about to say I'm sure I remember putting myself forward as a possible mentor if required, but then that might have been last year I said it. :o)

Please let me know if your offer segues into this year. Andrei

I would say that my offer extends ad infinitum for anyone taking on a GDC-related project for D. Regards Iain
Feb 14 2014
prev sibling parent reply Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> writes:
On 2/13/14, Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote:
 I am overdue on reviewing a new book proposal on D literally today.

Is this Adam D. Ruppe's upcoming book?
Feb 14 2014
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 2/14/14, 8:02 AM, Andrej Mitrovic wrote:
 On 2/13/14, Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote:
 I am overdue on reviewing a new book proposal on D literally today.

Is this Adam D. Ruppe's upcoming book?

I'm not at liberty to say. Andrei
Feb 14 2014