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Google Summer of Code 2010 - Step 1: Looking for mentors

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Google Summer of Code 2010 - Step 1: Looking for mentors Michael Schumacher 11 Feb 22:44
  Google Summer of Code 2010 - Step 1: Looking for mentors Martin Nordholts 12 Feb 17:44
   Google Summer of Code 2010 - Step 1: Looking for mentors Martin Nordholts 12 Feb 19:24
Michael Schumacher
2010-02-11 22:44:44 UTC (over 4 years ago)

Google Summer of Code 2010 - Step 1: Looking for mentors

Hi,

Google's Summer of Code is back for 2010. The program's goal is to get students involved with Free/Libre Open Source Software. See http://socghop.appspot.com/ for more information.

Obviously, there is no point in applying as an organization if there are no mentors.

So, if you'd like to be mentor, please reply to this mail on the gimp-developer mailing list (Reply-To is set).

The following rules and notes apply:

---- 1. Please describe potential project(s) in your reply

Please be as precise as possible, without being too verbose (we're still at an early stage).

----
2. Describe the optimal student for the project(s)

This includes experiences from their curriculum (useful lectures, for example) and extra-curricular experiences (e.g. building software on a regular basis, profound knowledge of color management, math genius, ...).

Please note that if you decide that the project is suitable for beginners, it will be your responsibility to bring the students up to speed in order to be able complete the project in time.

We're considering to request some kind of proof for a student's skills in advance, e.g. a patch for a gnome-love bug.

---- 3. Be present on our IRC channel #gimp on irc.gimp.org

We really, really expect to be able to just ask "how's project $foo coming along?" there and get an answer (not necessarily in a matter of minutes, but at least within a few hours; time zones are taken into account).

Yes, this is basically a "no external mentors" requirement, and has been requested specifically this year.

That's all for now, more information if there's at least one reply :)

Regards, Michael

Martin Nordholts
2010-02-12 17:44:15 UTC (over 4 years ago)

Google Summer of Code 2010 - Step 1: Looking for mentors

On 02/11/2010 10:44 PM, Michael Schumacher wrote:

So, if you'd like to be mentor, please reply to this mail on the gimp-developer mailing list (Reply-To is set).

I am interested in being a mentor

1. Please describe potential project(s) in your reply

A. JavaScript scripting in the core and/or plug-ins using GNOME Java Script infrastructure (GJS)

B. Make menus searchable, i.e. have a textbox, in the menu for example, and anything typed will be matched against all menu items and their blurbs and maybe something more. This was GSoC project a previous year but it was an utter failure, no progress at all was made as far as I know

C. Implement the free transform tool, http://gui.gimp.org/index.php/Transformation_tool_specification

D. Implement and add infrastructure for on-canvas tool drawing/options

2. Describe the optimal student for the project(s)

Apart from the obvious, e.g. experience in and good at C based application development:

A) Experience with JavaScript integration in applications

B) Experience with database algorithms and implementation issues

C) Good knowledge about image resampling, in particular warping based

D) Good at high-level and architectural, API based thinking

We're considering to request some kind of proof for a student's skills in advance, e.g. a patch for a gnome-love bug.

That's a good idea, some of our students in the past turned out to be very inexperienced and simply unable to complete the project they were assigned

/ Martin

Martin Nordholts
2010-02-12 19:24:04 UTC (over 4 years ago)

Google Summer of Code 2010 - Step 1: Looking for mentors

One more:

1. Please describe potential project(s) in your reply

F. Replace the GimpSizeEntry widget, right now both the code and the UI is a mess. The unit should for example be in the text entry itself instead of in a combo box.

2. Describe the optimal student for the project(s)

F) Widget and interaction design experience or at least interest

/ Martin