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Participating in GSoC 2019

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Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school. 
Currently GSoC19 is in organizations applying phase and I think 0AD will find it useful to participate this year.

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The biggest trouble with GSoC is that it's hard to find someone who has got the time to be a mentor for the student/s. In principle it's certainly something we think is useful though, it's just not been possible in practice so far. Maybe someone will have more time this year though, I don't know :)

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Thanks feneur for you reply.

I surely don't know who could be the chosen mentors and how much time each one would have but I'd like to bring to your attention that many organizations actually states in their SoC projects pages that the mentors will not have much time and actually enforces it as an eligibility criterion to students applying, that the student would be able to adapt to this. 

Furthermore, many organizations actually selects their students from their active contributors who may not qualify as mentors. Such students would even require less time to mentor.

I know this would not actually make a huge impact but I just thought to share.

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21 minutes ago, Mina said:

Furthermore, many organizations actually selects their students from their active contributors who may not qualify as mentors. Such students would even require less time to mentor.

Interesting...how much does this pay again? :P

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21 minutes ago, (-_-) said:

Interesting...how much does this pay again? :P

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Depends but I think can get up to 6k per month.

0Ad gets 500 per mentor I believe.

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If WFG got someone willing and able (time wise) to be a mentor, I don’t see why 0AD should not apply. Who knows...maybe one of those students might even decide to keep contributing.

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9 minutes ago, (-_-) said:

If WFG got someone willing and able

That's the issue ;) Some are willing but not able, some are able but not willing, and some are not willing nor able :)

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2 hours ago, stanislas69 said:

That's the issue ;) Some are willing but not able, some are able but not willing, and some are not willing nor able :)

That's too bad...

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At least one is willing and able :)

I'm willing but not able :) So I will do my best to help the others.

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3 hours ago, stanislas69 said:

Depends but I think can get up to 6k per month.

 0Ad gets 500 per mentor I believe.

Not per month but for the whole duration.

 

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17 minutes ago, stanislas69 said:

At least one is willing and able :)

I'm willing but not able :) So I will do my best to help the others.

I am almost sure there is no minimum on the number of mentors.

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1 minute ago, Mina said:

I am almost sure there is no minimum on the number of mentors.

Nah, but the game area is wide, so one cannot mentor everything. 

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On 1/30/2019 at 9:22 PM, stanislas69 said:

Nah, but the game area is wide, so one cannot mentor everything. 

I mean you can enter this year with one project only mentored by that single mentor.

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We have applied, and we will share an announcement to look for students if we are accepted :)

Thanks for starting the thread @Mina, that matched the plans perfectly!

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On 2/7/2019 at 8:57 PM, Itms said:

We have applied, and we will share an announcement to look for students if we are accepted :)

Thanks for starting the thread @Mina, that matched the plans perfectly!

Great news @Itms! Happy to have had a very small part in this and looking forward to your acceptance.

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@Mina unfortunately our application was not accepted. They were pretty vague as to why they just said they had too many applications.

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3 hours ago, stanislas69 said:

@Mina unfortunately our application was not accepted. They were pretty vague as to why they just said they had too many applications.

I know from Terasology that they applied several years in a row before they were accepted the first time, and after that they were every year IIRC. Sounds a bit like a hidden queue for newcomers. But persistence will pay off probably...

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@Palaxin That's encouraging! Indeed it looks like the admission mark is higher for new organizations than for returning ones. We'll certainly be applying each year, the first attempt is always the harder to boot up :)

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5 hours ago, stanislas69 said:

@Mina unfortunately our application was not accepted. They were pretty vague as to why they just said they had too many applications.

Although this is unfortunate but it's definitely a firm step towards getting accepted. I totally agree with @Palaxin  and also would like to add that even organisations that have been accepted for multiple years in a row sometimes get rejected for a year. 

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