[Sugar-devel] GSoC is for coding projects

Samson Goddy samsongoddy at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 03:57:52 EST 2018

Thanks James,

I don't know if you noticed, yes I don't think. I hosted an Open Source /
Gsoc bootcamp in my City Port Harcourt[1]. With partnership with the
Riverstate Government. We had about 300 university students who knows
nothing or zero knowledge of what Open Source community / project was until
that event. Josh Simmons was one of the remote speakers for my event, he
spoke live via Google Hangouts. Walter also did honored my invitation to
speak also. Josh in almost 1 hour explained what Open Source and Gsoc was.

I remember meeting with the Open Source team at Google, at the mentor
summit last year. Chris, Will, Stephanie, Josh, Mary. I was given about 70
Google T-shirts to use to promote Google Open Source in Nigeria. Which is
really fun.

So you explain my point, a coding project that will be complicated enough
to last for three months. I will also work on the "Sugar Labs Social" I am
just having issues with my internet for now. Mobile phones only.

[1] http://techativeng.com/2018/02/05/gsoc-bootcamp-port-harcourt-2018/

On Feb 15, 2018 9:30 AM, "James Cameron" <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:

> At linux.conf.au 2018 I met with Joshua Simmons and Stephanie Taylor,
> who are deeply involved with the Google Code-in (GCi) and Google
> Summer of Code (GSoC).
> Again yesterday I met with Joshua Simmons.
> Their official line is that GSoC is for coding.  In particular, for
> three months full time coding by one person.
> HTML and CSS count as languages for coding; but then the project would
> have to be complicated enough to keep someone busy for three months.
> e.g. a conversion of a massive archive of HTML to new styles.
> For projects on our list that are exclusively HTML and CSS, it is hard
> to see how they are three months of work in those languages.  But I've
> suggested to a mentor on IRC that this can be easily fixed by adding
> more coding.
> I'll paraphrase in order to reinforce;
> - projects may have some non-coding as long as they are mostly
> coding,
> - projects can't be mostly non-coding and have only some coding.
> I've moved the non-coding projects to a subpage to get them out of the
> way, clearly mark them, and yet not lose the valuable input they
> represent.  I appreciate the time that has gone into these.
> GCi is different.  GCi explicitly has non-coding tasks.  It's easy to
> conflate the two.  ;-)
> I'm grateful that Joshua and Stephanie were able to spare me the time
> to meet.  It was very helpful.
> --
> James Cameron
> http://quozl.netrek.org/
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