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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc] Change in Google Summer of Code admin
From: Ruoyun Jing (jingry0321_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-09-07 16:36:43

Dear all,

I am Ruoyun Jing, a student of GSoC17 worked for Boost.Geometry. Thank all
Boost C++ Libraries during my Google Summer of Code, especially thank to
all the
mentors. I am willing to contribute to Boost after GSoC and try to make
better in the future. I wish you all the best! :)

Ruoyun Jing

On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 12:22 AM, Niall Douglas via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Dear all,
> Google Summer of Code 2017 has ended with another successful summer of
> student coding with probably the highest calibre year we've ever seen.
> After four years as lead admin for Boost Summer of Code, my time has
> come to an end. I'll be making way for David Bellot, long time mentor at
> Boost GSoC and maintainer of Boost.uBLAS. Please join me in welcoming
> David as new lead admin. I'll be staying on as backup admin next summer
> to help David settle in.
> My time as Boost Summer of Code admin has certainly been eventful with
> lots of surprises, ups and downs. The fact these surprises did not turn
> into crises is due in large part to a few people in particular who went
> far beyond the call of duty:
> * Jon Kalb, who went to bat for the students repeatedly in multiple
> venues and finding tens of thousands of dollars when it was needed.
> * Boris Schäling, whom I replaced as lead admin and who acted as backup
> admin for some years, who also managed to arrange tens of thousands of
> dollars of sponsorship when it was needed most.
> * Bryce Adelstein Lelbach, for acting as backup admin these past few years.
> * Andrew Sutton, the lead GSoC admin before Boris, who gave such
> detailed and useful early advice and materials on how to best navigate
> the treacherous waters of Google Summer of Code!
> And finally to all the mentors who so generously volunteered their time,
> and to the students every single one of whom successfully finished their
> projects in my time as admin despite problems with sickness, deaths in
> close family etc. Some of those students have gone on to become
> mainstays of the C++ conference circuit, famous names in their own
> right. I'm sure they would have been so without Google Summer of Code,
> but I'd like to think that it helped bring them to Boost rather than
> them getting into C++ via elsewhere. Thank you students!
> Regards,
> Niall
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