Thread overview
We need mentors for GSOC
Feb 11
RazvanN
Feb 13
RazvanN
Feb 19
RazvanN
February 11
Hello everyone,

As I posted last week, we are currently preparing to apply as an org for GSOC. As such, I have selected a list of projects that are candidates for GSOC. The problem is that we do not have sufficient mentors. Please take a look at this list [1] and if you are willing to mentor any of the projects add yourself to the 
 "Point of contact" region. It doesn't matter how many people have already put themselves there; the more the better. Also, if you do that, please make sure that the description follows the guidelines presented here [2].

If you have a project of your own that you want to propose or you think that an existing project should be marked as `gsoc2021`, please contact me so that we can discuss it.
We have until the 19th of February to come with a great "Project Ideas" list and I'm sure we can make it.

Cheers,
RazvanN

[1] https://github.com/dlang/projects/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+label%3Agsoc2021
[2] https://google.github.io/gsocguides/mentor/defining-a-project-ideas-list
February 11
On Thursday, 11 February 2021 at 10:29:14 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> As I posted last week, we are currently preparing to apply as an org for GSOC. As such, I have selected a list of projects that are candidates for GSOC. The problem is that we do not have sufficient mentors. Please take a look at this list [1] and if you are willing to mentor any of the projects add yourself to the
>  "Point of contact" region. It doesn't matter how many people have already put themselves there; the more the better. Also, if you do that, please make sure that the description follows the guidelines presented here [2].
>
> [...]

What are the requirements for being a mentor?
February 12
On Thursday, 11 February 2021 at 16:02:29 UTC, 12345swordy wrote:
> On Thursday, 11 February 2021 at 10:29:14 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> As I posted last week, we are currently preparing to apply as an org for GSOC. As such, I have selected a list of projects that are candidates for GSOC. The problem is that we do not have sufficient mentors. Please take a look at this list [1] and if you are willing to mentor any of the projects add yourself to the
>>  "Point of contact" region. It doesn't matter how many people have already put themselves there; the more the better. Also, if you do that, please make sure that the description follows the guidelines presented here [2].
>>
>> [...]
>
> What are the requirements for being a mentor?

Fine, I volunteer to be one.
February 12
On Thursday, 11 February 2021 at 10:29:14 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> As I posted last week, we are currently preparing to apply as an org for GSOC. As such, I have selected a list of projects that are candidates for GSOC. The problem is that we do not have sufficient mentors. Please take a look at this list [1] and if you are willing to mentor any of the projects add yourself to the
>  "Point of contact" region. It doesn't matter how many people have already put themselves there; the more the better. Also, if you do that, please make sure that the description follows the guidelines presented here [2].
>
> [...]

I am available to mentor for this and SaoC too.
February 13
On Friday, 12 February 2021 at 19:07:19 UTC, Max Haughton wrote:

> I am available to mentor for this and SaoC too.

That's great! The next steps are: (1) put yourself on the mentor/point of contact label on the project pages that you want to mentor and (2) make sure that the project description matches the guidelines from here [1].

Thanks!

[1] https://google.github.io/gsocguides/mentor/defining-a-project-ideas-list
February 18
https://google.github.io/gsocguides/mentor/defining-a-project-ideas-list page mentions:
> ...for an organization hoping for 4 or more students you should have at least 8-10 ideas...

We currently have 6 GSoC projects listed on the ideas page https://github.com/dlang/projects/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3Agsoc2021 which is rather low. Getting it to at least 8 would both increase our chances of being selected and give students a bit more leeway for their proposals if we do get selected.

So please consider mentoring if you have the time and knowledge to lead one of the projects (https://github.com/dlang/projects/issues), or you can propose your own if you think it's missing.
A quick reminder is that GSoC this year is planned to be shorter so the projects aimed for summer of code needs to account for that. More on that here: https://opensource.googleblog.com/2020/10/google-summer-of-code-2021-is-bringing.html

See also the GSoC announcement thread:
https://forum.dlang.org/thread/dpmikdidvhjymcitnvmi@forum.dlang.org
February 19
On Thursday, 18 February 2021 at 23:37:56 UTC, Ahmet Sait wrote:
> https://google.github.io/gsocguides/mentor/defining-a-project-ideas-list page mentions:
>> ...for an organization hoping for 4 or more students you should have at least 8-10 ideas...
>
> We currently have 6 GSoC projects listed on the ideas page https://github.com/dlang/projects/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3Agsoc2021 which is rather low. Getting it to at least 8 would both increase our chances of being selected and give students a bit more leeway for their proposals if we do get selected.
>
> So please consider mentoring if you have the time and knowledge to lead one of the projects (https://github.com/dlang/projects/issues), or you can propose your own if you think it's missing.
> A quick reminder is that GSoC this year is planned to be shorter so the projects aimed for summer of code needs to account for that. More on that here: https://opensource.googleblog.com/2020/10/google-summer-of-code-2021-is-bringing.html
>
> See also the GSoC announcement thread:
> https://forum.dlang.org/thread/dpmikdidvhjymcitnvmi@forum.dlang.org

We now have 8 strong projects. Anyone who is interested please put yourself in the mentor list of any of these projects [1] (it doesn't matter if the project already has 1 or more mentors; the more, the better). Also, please make sure that the project descriptions are in good shape. The application deadline is in a few hours. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Cheers,
RazvanN

[1] https://github.com/dlang/projects/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+label%3Agsoc2021