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Subject: Re: [boost] Google Code-in 2010 (another Google program like Summer of Code)
From: Boris Schaeling (boris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-24 16:54:32

On Thu, 21 Oct 2010 09:13:59 -0700, Andrew Sutton <asutton.list_at_[hidden]>

>> > That's so vague; it's almost impossible to figure out what this would
>> > mean we'd be signing up for.
> My impression also. Even with the FAQ, there doesn't seem to be a lot of
> organization-specific information. I guess if we wanted to participate,
> we'd
> just need to create a list of a couple dozen tasks among the 100-odd
> Boost
> libraries that can be readily solved by pre-college students. Of course,
> those tasks need to be of sufficient simplicity that a single student
> could
> address a number of them between Nov 22 and Jan 10.

I went to yesterday's session at the GSoC mentor summit to learn more
about Google Code-In. There were quite a lot of questions from other orgs,
too. My impression is that it is really a test drive from Google. That
said we (Boost or any other participating org) can't do anything wrong as
noone knows what's right. :) As long as we come up with some tasks, mentor
students and evaluate their solutions we are fine. That said if noone
objects and noone else is interested in the program I could go ahead,
register Boost and try to see how the program works? There is no other
mentor summit for Google Code-In (someone had asked in the session ;) but
it might be still good for Boost to participate in this program from the


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