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READ: Google Summer of Code

Postby lyeeedar » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:39 pm

Update by badlogic:

Read the wiki article with the idea list and further instructions here: https://code.google.com/p/libgdx/wiki/G ... OfCode2013

Following the steps outlined in the "Information for Students" section is mandatory. Failure to do so will be taken into account when we rank your application.

Our student application is available here: https://code.google.com/p/libgdx/wiki/g ... pplication student applications will be ranked, only the top n will be able to participate. Blow us away with code that we can review, previous patches you submitted to libgdx, a detailed description and time schedule for your project and so on. Be creative!

Check back often on those two wiki articles, they will be the central points of information!


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Will libGDX be applying for the google summer of code? You'd all get money and lots of new stuff done!
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Re: Google Summer of Code

Postby mzechner » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:46 am

Interesting idea. We sure could use some helping hands :)
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Re: Google Summer of Code

Postby BurningHand » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:50 am

I want money.
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Re: Google Summer of Code

Postby mzechner » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:17 am

So, i was spending an hour researching this. It's a very interesting idea, i'd love to take part. I'm not sure we are established enough for the committee, but trying doesn't hurt (to much). Short summary of how it works (to my best understanding, might have to readjust this):

We apply as an organization. The application comes in form of potential project proposals for students to pick from. See KDE's ideas list: http://community.kde.org/GSoC/2011/Ideas. Proposals are more like drafts and shouldn't incorporate full milestones. The application is due by the 18th of March.

If we get selected, students may pick one of our proposals or submit their own proposals. They'll have to write a full application, with concrete milestones and deliverables. We may interact with students at this point and nudge them in the right direction. We would then have to evaluate (chats, proposaletc.) and rank them. The committee will allocate slots for our organization, one slot -> one student. Once those are allocated, the top ranked students fill those slots.

Organizations have to provide at least 2 mentors that are responsible for one or more student each. Mentors are the guiding forces behind students and are responsible for mid-term evaluation and final evaluation. Students will be financed by Google for 3 full months. But only if the mentors don't fail them (didn't reach milestones, didn't turn up at all, etc.).

That's the TL;DR, i may have gotten some things wrong. Please consult the GSoC FAQ for more detailed information: http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/docu ... /help_page

Other engines and frameworks have successfully applied for GSoC in previous years, most notably, Ogre3D

http://www.ogre3d.org/tag/summer-of-code
http://www.ogre3d.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=13

Much can be learned from Ogre3D's experience, they also have a few dedicated wiki pages with project proposal, status tracking of acccepted projects etc.

If we want to do this, there's a couple of things that need to be done over the next 2-3 weeks:

  • I'd actively reach out to folks and gauge their interest over the next 2 weeks. We are not supposed to already get students on board, but getting a feel for the general interest level may keep us from spending to much time on this.
  • The core contributors (all the red shirts in here) should chim in and tell me if they want to be mentors. There are quite a few obligations as a mentor, read the FAQ above and the mentor manual here: http://en.flossmanuals.net/GSoCMentoring/
  • The entire community should chim in here and propose ideas for projects!

Let the ideas flow!
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Re: Google Summer of Code

Postby mzechner » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:08 am

Just noticed that Catdroid (Scratch for Android) has been part of GSoC last year. So, there's already been some libgdx love http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/ ... oidproject :)
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READ: Google Summer of Code

Postby mzechner » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:17 pm

sooo, i guess nobody is interested?
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Re: READ: Google Summer of Code

Postby GQGK » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:13 am

As a student, I am already interviewing for some internships, but I'd love to get on board in my free time regardless of soc. If I think of any projects for it I'll post here.

EDIT: Also, I don't think this thread will get too much attention since it was posted by a guy who's username doesn't quite stand out in bright red. Maybe if you started a new one about it people would check it.
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Re: READ: Google Summer of Code

Postby ra4king » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:56 am

I'm extremely interested in this! I would absolutely love to participate in this and be a student for libGDX.
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Re: READ: Google Summer of Code

Postby arielsan » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:08 pm

GSoC sounds really interesting for both students and LibGDX, I would love to be a mentor and/or participate in some way but have not time for that nowadays :'(
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Re: READ: Google Summer of Code

Postby ChrisB » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:51 pm

Hi, I'm a mature student. This would be perfect for my summer. I hope you choose to participate i'll definitely get involved if you do.
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