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Subject: Re: [boost] GSoC
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-02-08 11:35:57

On 8 Feb 2014 at 19:36, Utsav Tiwary wrote:

> So , is someone willing to mentor this idea ? .. and any suggestions for
> changes/improvements that can be done to this project idea?

I think Utsav our problem is that we don't know:

(a) what exactly are you proposing.

(b) how you plan to solve it.

(c) whether you have the technical nous to implement your solution.

A big advantage of using one of the mentor supplied GSoC work items
from is that the mentor
knows the problem, knows the solution and knows what is needed from a
student. Do remember that we auto-reject half of all GSoC student
candidates because they simply don't have the skills at writing basic
coherent English, let alone writing code. Last year we saw around 70
students apply, but I think we only seriously considered about 20
such was how awful their project proposals were.

Utsav: here is what I suggest: look at the project proposals on and write up what you
want to do in the same format and post it here. We'll be far better
able to advise you and figure out a suitable mentor if your ideas are
in that format.

And thanks for showing the interest Utsav, we really like students
who come early.


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