[Bf-committers] GSoC 2018 student requirements

bjornmose bjornmose at gmx.net
Sun Feb 18 00:47:15 CET 2018

++1 for this!

One reason for turning my back to blender in development activity was 
frustration as:

Getting a bug report for a 'feature' that did break my concepts. Reads 
as : 'Commit something I don't really know what I am doing but I think 
it is better that way'. As if I did not think about it for a while .. 
still grumbling ..

Still I use and love blender and am willing to contribute, but will not 
repair the shenanigans breaking the code I stand for.

However, if there was a talented coder to tackle physics I am here to 
assist (teach .. to a limited extend as Ton pointed out) . Says : I 
would mentor a physics  related project, if elaborated enough to fit in

good old pascal style greetings .. grumpy_old_man := bjornmose;

On 17.02.2018 15:37, Ton Roosendaal wrote:
> Hi,
> I suggested to actively recruit among students who are already familiar with Blender (code).
> New developers are always welcome too, certainly when they bring in their own expertise.
> Other orgs make this very clear to students nowadays. A student coming in with "please guide me, I don't know where to start" is better off first participating as a volunteer for a while.
> A nice example:
> https://github.com/opencv/opencv/wiki/GSoC_2018
> For those who don't read long texts, a nice quote:
> Please only propose projects that you already know how to do.
> It is impossible for a mentor to train you in how to do the task while helping you do it. This always results in failure.
> Thanks,
> -Ton-
> --------------------------------------------------------
> Ton Roosendaal  -  ton at blender.org   -   www.blender.org
> Chairman Blender Foundation, Director Blender Institute
> Entrepotdok 57A, 1018 AD, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
>> On 17 Feb 2018, at 14:23, Sybren A. Stüvel <sybren at stuvel.eu> wrote:
>> Hey list,
>> Ton suggested to me at some point that we should only accept GSoC students who already have worked on Blender in the past (submitted patches that actually got a positive review, or who already are active Blender developers). I fully agree that this is a good idea, as GSoC is not about teaching students how the innards of Blender work, but to get a concrete result that is useful to Blender's users.
>> Shall we adopt this as official policy? Or have we already and did I simply miss it?
>> Cheers,
>> Sybren
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