[Sugar-devel] Question about Criteria of GSoC'21 Ideas
quozl at laptop.org
Wed Feb 3 02:41:55 EST 2021
Some of us know rocket-science.
No, it's all about the mentors. Do we have coding mentors who have
the skills and willingness; i.e. the capacity to mentor the idea.
Because one of the steps during proposal evaluation is for a mentor to
select a proposal they are willing to mentor.
Remember also that a proposal could be for a project idea that is not
in our list of ideas. We received several such last year. We had to
think carefully about whether we could mentor them.
On Wed, Feb 03, 2021 at 12:11:39PM +0530, Aditya Pratap Singh wrote:
> So, the idea shouldn't be requiring rocket-science level knowledge and should
> lay down concrete guidelines on what is to be implemented?
> On Wed, 3 Feb 2021, 12:08 pm James Cameron, <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> Sure. I wrote it, as you can see from "git blame" on the previous
> years' iterations of the file.
> At Sugar Labs we have a long history with Google Summer of Code, and
> there are some anti-patterns in ideas that can lead to the idea
> failing to proceed, the project failing to deliver, or the software not
> being deployed.
> 1. an idea for which we do not have the skills; we can't explain to a
> student how to do it, and we can't easily help the student when they
> are blocked, which can leave the student feeling very uncertain and
> not finishing their work on time,
> 2. an idea that has not been fully developed as an idea; a sort of
> speculative idea; we then don't have the developers willing to test
> the design and implementation by the student, and so the project is
> completed without net benefit to Sugar Labs,
> By the way, "can promise" does not mean "will promise"; it is about
> capacity of mentors.
> Does that help explain my statement?
> On Wed, Feb 03, 2021 at 11:51:46AM +0530, Aditya Pratap Singh wrote:
> > Can someone explain what this statement means?
> > Do we have a developer now who would be willing and able to do it if
> > student was not available, and who can promise to do it if a student
> is not
> > selected; these are shown as a coding mentor,
> > Source
> > References:
> >  https://github.com/sugarlabs/GSoC/blob/master/Ideas-2021.md#
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>  https://github.com/sugarlabs/GSoC/blame/master/Ideas-2019.md#L775
>  https://github.com/sugarlabs/GSoC/blob/master/Ideas-2021.md#criteria-for-ideas
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