[Soc-2009-dev] Summer of Code starts today!

Joshua Leung aligorith at gmail.com
Tue May 26 11:46:26 CEST 2009


Hah... that's practically the same as my schedule.


On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 9:01 AM, André Pinto <andresusanopinto at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I have school until.. 9 june.. then I have 4 exams until 29 june.
> So its going to be a very busy summer for me... and I am aware of that.
> I already spent the last weeks trying to advance school works, so that my
> SoC performance doenst suffers from it.
> Best regards,
> André Susano Pinto
> 2009/5/23 Chris Want <cwant at ualberta.ca>
> Hi students,
>> I hope that you are all ready for the start of
>> Summer of Code! I see some of you have been active
>> on IRC and have already been committing to your
>> branches -- that's great! I also hope you've started
>> interacting with your mentors (if you haven't already,
>> you should ASAP). If you have any obligations (like
>> exams or holidays) that might effect your progress
>> this summer, please send a mail to this list and let
>> us know.
>> There are a few things you should know about:
>> 1) Most of you already have SVN branches. If you don't have
>> one yet, please talk to either your mentor, or to Martin
>> Poirier (theeth) for access to a branch. Be sure to ask
>> your mentor about merging, and be sure to merge your branch
>> often with the trunk revision.
>> 2) There is a wiki page for this year's SoC:
>> http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/GSoC/2009
>> Each of you should creat a link to your own page from there that
>> you can modify (please talk to Martin (theeth) or Ton (kaito) on
>> irc for wiki permissions). You can create that page and
>> describe your project goals and your project. If you would like to
>> see examples of what students from previous years have done,
>> checkout the links on these pages:
>> http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/GSoC/2008
>> http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/GSoC/2007
>> http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/GSoC/2006
>> http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/GSoC/2005
>> 3) Our SoC 'Ideas page' had the following condition for
>> students: "You must be willing to submit weekly progress
>> reports and be available for weekly IRC meetings".
>> Every Friday, we require you to create an informal
>> weekly report, sent to this mailing list, outlining:
>> a) What you did in the previous week;
>> b) What you plan to do in the following week;
>> c) Describe any issues you are having that may
>> require extra attention;
>> d) Let us know whether you feel that you are on
>> schedule, ahead of schedule, or behind schedule. If
>> you are behind schedule, please let us know what we
>> can do together to get things back on track.
>> Part a) above is something you may also want to
>> put in your wiki page as a part of a developer's
>> log.
>> I should note that I get a bit cranky when reports
>> are late so be sure to send them to the list on
>> Friday!
>> Our weekly IRC meetings are on Sundays (the only day
>> of the week that most of our developer base is able to
>> meet due to timezones). The channel is #blendercoders
>> and the time is 16:00 CET (you'll need to figure out
>> your local time from that). Usually Ton will ask you
>> for a brief summary of how the week went, and other
>> developers may ask questions about your project.
>> I know this is a bit redundant since the information
>> will already be in your Friday report, but we
>> find it a useful way to ensure that students have
>> some good "face-to-face" time with the Blender
>> development community. We of course encourage you
>> to spend time in the channel whenever you would
>> like to discuss your project, coding, or Blender.
>> 4) Generally we have found that students who show a
>> pattern of unresponsive behavior will usually end up
>> having unsuccessful projects. So please, if we ask
>> something from you via email, such as "where is your
>> Friday report" please respond within a day. If a student
>> proves to be unresponsive on more that one occasion,
>> there is a good likelihood that we will ask Google not
>> to pay them (this has happened in the past). If it turns
>> out that you have an emergency that makes you unresponsive,
>> it really only takes a few seconds to email your mentor
>> about it, and this is the least we expect. It's a privilege
>> to get paid to work on an open source project for a summer,
>> so please don't waste this opportunity by being neglectful
>> of a common courtesy.
>> 5) Okay, enough heavy stuff -- any questions or comments?
>> I have a nick (cwant) semi-permanently joined to the
>> #blendercoders IRC channel (however, I am away in Chicago
>> this week until May 25th), so if you have any questions feel
>> free to join IRC and ask, and I will answer when I become
>> active (many other helpful developers are active there too,
>> so whenever possible you can freely ask questions in that
>> channel).
>> Happy coding to all of you, and here's to a successful
>> Summer of Code!
>> Regards,
>> Chris
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