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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc] Interest check for 3d geometry proposal
From: Simonson, Lucanus J (lucanus.j.simonson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-27 12:16:44

Thomas Klimpel wrote:
> Simonson, Lucanus J wrote:
>> While I see us focusing on the value of what might be produced
>> in a GSOC project, I think this is the wrong perspective to take.
> Really? Do you want to live in a socialistic country where people are
> so graceful (irony!) to give you some instructive work, because the
> value produced by your work is not important?

Please be civil. Profit motivated companies hire interns all the time and give them instructive work. Most often the work produced by an intern goes into the trash can or has to be redone. The reason for hiring an intern is to recruit talent early and get a much better impression of a person before offering a full time job.

You need to take past experience with GSOC as a guide for scoping the project or you are setting the kids up for failure. When estimating how long something will take you need to include in the estimate how long it will take to teach the student how to do the thing and then tack on how long it will take the student to do it. That should be about four times longer than what would be considered normal. My point is that being greedy about what we expect to get out of the students' time will only lead to dissapointment for everyone involved.


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