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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc15] Please help rank GSoC 2015 student projects
From: Aditya Atluri (abcd_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-27 17:53:42

I didn't communicate with anyone on boost list as boost compute is maintained by Kyle. This will effect my evaluations really bad. I was in contact with kyle for more than 2 weeks.

Aditya Atluri.

> On Mar 27, 2015, at 5:12 PM, Niall Douglas <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Dear Boost Community,
> The Google Summer of Code 2015 proposals for Boost are in, and we
> would
> deeply appreciate the community's help in ranking the proposals
> according
> to merit before the 6th of April.
> To vote, the process is easy:
> 1. Go to this page
> and
> click the
> "Log in" button under Mentors and Administrators.
> 2. Now click "Create Profile" on the same page. Note that even if you
> registered last year, you must register again in 2015. Fill in the
> form.
> Note that after submitting it drops you at "Edit Profile", which is
> confusing.
> 3. Click "My Dashboard", then "Connect with organisations".
> 4. Choose "Boost C++ Libraries".
> 5. In the message box, write this: "I am a member of the Boost
> community
> and the email(s) I normally post to boost mailing lists with is
> <email>"
> filling in the email address(es) you normally use to post to boost
> mailing
> lists. This lets us verify that you are indeed a long standing member
> of
> the Boost community.
> 6. Once we approve your request, you will get an email with the
> subject
> "Welcome as organisation member". You can now return to the Dashboard
> on
> the GSoC website where there will be a new item "Proposals".
> 7. Work your way through as many of the 33 proposals as you can. You
> can
> score them using the stars at the bottom of each proposal page,
> taking
> care to read any comments by the mentors and students if present.
> try to rank some of the lowest scored proposals, every year we get a
> lot
> of people who only rank the top five and don't bother with the rest.
> Try to score on the priority basis of:
> (i) ability to write quality C++, using the programming competency
> test or samples of programming the student supplied.
> (ii) proposal quality and your best estimate of the student's
> understanding of how best to solve the problem at hand. Bear in mind
> a gifted programmer with a strong work ethic but poor English may
> appear to not understand the problem as well as native English
> speakers, this is why we have asked for examples of their programming
> competency.
> (iii) if the student came early to the mailing lists to ask for help
> writing the proposal (the mentors who helped them with their
> proposals have usually indicated this in the private comments).
> (iv) usefulness/appropriateness of the feature or work being
> proposed.
> Remember a good GSoC is more about getting promising new engineers
> into Boost and C++ than necessarily getting code to pass Boost peer
> review in a single summer.
> 8. Optional: If a proposal looks especially great to you and you feel
> able
> to mentor a student this year, please slide the "wish to mentor"
> button.
> Just because a proposal already has willing mentors does NOT mean you
> should not add yourself - if you can substitute for an existing
> mentor, that may mean we use that mentor for another proposal.
> As you know, Google Summer of Code is usually worth $42,000 - $48,000
> to
> Boost each year, and a successful GSoC raises our visibility and
> reputation in the wider open source community. Our thanks to you in
> advance for taking the time to vote.
> Niall Douglas
> Boris Schäling
> ---
> Boost C++ Libraries Google Summer of Code 2015 admin
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