[open-science] Google Summer of Code 2014 options?

Jenny Molloy jcmcoppice12 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 16:10:46 UTC 2014

Blog post is up but I appreciate this is a little late:

As Tom says, if we start earlier next year it would be great to use the
experiences of those on the list who have been or are involved to promote
the opportunity and maybe offer the benefit of prior experience to
potential new mentoring organisations.


On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 2:05 PM, Tom Morris <tfmorris at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 2:46 AM, Egon Willighagen <
> egon.willighagen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 10:44 PM, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk>
>> wrote:
>> > * mentoring organisations have already been accepted, yes? so we can't
>> do
>> > anything.
>> Yes. What we can do, is spread the information. And that's what I am
>> proposing.
> While projects wouldn't typically accept outside mentors who are new to
> the project, hopefully members of this list already contribute to one or
> more open source projects.  If these have been accepted to the Google
> Summer of Code program, mentorship opportunities would be available to them.
> Promotion to students is a great idea.  It's an excellent program both for
> the students and for the open source projects.  I was a mentor for 3 years
> early in the program's life and can vouch for its excellence.  It's great
> that Google is still running it after all these years.
> If we start a little earlier next year, we can promote the program to our
> favorite open source projects to get them to apply.  It's a lot of work,
> but totally worth it.
> Tom
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