[coreboot] coreboot 2013 Google Summer of Code: Call for mentors and project ideas

Marc Jones marcj303 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 22:23:28 CET 2013

coreboot community,

Google has announced the 2013 GSoC program. coreboot had been a GSoC
participant in the past, but was not accepted in 2012 and we would
like to change that this year. The GSoC project acceptance has become
much more competitive and the project ideas and student recruitment
pages has become key in getting accepted.  Our project ideas were not
flushed out enough in the application process and we didn't have a
complete mentors list/assignment for those projects.

I think that coreboot has some extremely talented people involved in
the project and students should be attracted to the experience of
working with our mentors as much as the potential projects.

What we need to apply for GSoC 2013:

Project Admins - We need a person or two to be the main liaison
between coreboot and GSoC. This person(s) register the project, fills
out the application, leads and organizes the projects and mentors.

Mentors - We need a pool of mentors willing to support students on a
number of levels; Helping them from the very beginning with project
ideas and writing their applications, project and development time
management, research, communication, documentation, drive deadlines.

Mentor biographies - To improve out GSoC recruitment, i would like to
have a one paragraph biography for each of our mentors. It should
contain what your coreboot experience and contributions. Something
about your work and/or education experience and maybe some other
personal information. Maybe where you are located. It helps to have
mentors can be matched with the students culture.

Project ideas - We also need complete project ideas with pointers to
background data and what the expected outcome would be. We need a list
of potential mentors for each project idea.

coreboot GSoC support roles - Even if you can't commit to being a full
time mentor, we could use your help with the coreboot promotion,
student recruitment, wiki, project ideas, blog postings,  and code
reviews , and encouragement and advice to students and mentors.

Important dates:
March18 - 29 - Org applications. We should have a list of mentors and
suitable project ideas, policies, etc by this date.
April 1 - 5-  GSoC application review
April 8 - Org acceptance
April 22 - May 5 - student applications

If you are interested in helping, please feel free to contact me
and/or start updating the wiki and add yourself and/or project ideas.



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