KDE and Google Summer of Code 2018

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 00:39:41 GMT 2018

I'm very discouraged to see so little movement on this. After skipping GCi
this past fall, are we now also considering skipping GSoC? Or downsizing
the number of students we are mentoring?

Without Ideas we will not get students. More important, we must complete
the Org application soon, and the Ideas page is the core of that

This is good for your team and your project, in the long run. It brings in
new contributors and fresh ideas.

If you need some guidance, please read

I should have linked to it for the last email.


On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 3:03 PM, Valorie Zimmerman <
valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello GSoC mentors, and teams supporting mentors,
> TL;DR: Fill out https://community.kde.org/GSoC/2018/Ideas; read
> https://community.kde.org/GSoC. Now.
> Every year, we've asked for more time to get ramped up for GSoC, and so
> now is the time for organizations to apply[1]. We have begun to write our
> application, and  that means that our Ideas page needs to be filled NOW,
> because that is the prime consideration for the GSoC team once the Org
> Applications deadline has passed.
> The quality of our ideas and the guidance they give our students are the
> most important part of our application. Please begin filling in your ideas
> now if you have not already, and ensure that that page is comprehensive,
> accurate and attractive. Including screenshots and other images is allowed,
> if it enriches the idea for a project. *Please ensure complete information
> about how to contact the team*; this is crucial.
> Also, take a look at the landing page https://community.kde.org/GSoC.
> Experienced mentors agree that:
> 1. commits must be made before the student proposal is submitted, and
> linked on that proposal, and
> 2. that regular communication from the student must be initiated by the
> student at least weekly, and we expect daily or nearly daily communication
> with the team in a more informal way.
> Be sure to point students to that information, as this should lower the
> number of proposals, while raising the quality.
> 1. https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/timeline
> PS: If your team has an Idea, ensure that you have mentors for it, and
> that those mentors are subscribe to KDE-Soc-Mentor list. Remove any ideas
> without mentors available, please. Now, before you forget!
> Valorie

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