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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc15] Attn: We need 2015 mentors and project ideas for Boost!
From: Thorsten Ottosen (tottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-12 03:47:57

On 11-02-2015 14:04, Niall Douglas wrote:
> On 11 Feb 2015 at 10:25, Thorsten Ottosen wrote:

>> So each proposal needs a seperate competency test?
> Not necessarily. If the student has already written a library
> exceeding 1000 lines then we can examine that in lieu of an exam. The
> library just needs to be verifiable as not copy and pasted from
> someone else. Past GSoCs count too of course.
> Usually for the competency test one asks for some small part of the
> overall proposal. You're basically just checking if they can figure
> out on their own how to build Boost, how to use Boost.Test etc. and
> to get some look at their C++ ability e.g. do they understand
> exception safety? If they can't manage that on their own, the chances
> are low they would complete a GSoC anyway.

I think if they cannot show code that have already made as students, it
doesn't make much sense to expose them to a competency test, does it?


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