Thank you for joining us during Google Summer of Code 2009!
I'm lubomir_m in the #sip-communicator IRC channel at
irc.freenode.net. Since the start of the application period till the
end of the evaluation phase, I spent more than 50% (rough personal
estimate) of that time in the IRC answering student questions. At some
point in time, I would immediately get contacted with public and
private messages from multiple students (pretty often I hadn't talked
to them before but they had discovered by asking the others that I was
a mentor) as soon as I log into the channel. And during that time I
more often than not noticed there were other mentors answering
Our gsoc and dev mailing lists were also hot with questions from
students and I believe we didn't leave a message unanswered. It means
to me that when one was unable to contact mentors via the IRC, they
were still able to reach us on our mailing lists. Please discover the
students who took advantage of this opportunity by visiting the
respective mailing list archives.
As to the questions about informing the mentors about your updates,
I'd like to point out that I personally answered that question
multiple times on the IRC and I even criticized on the gsoc mailing
list sending manual notifications. Please refer to the mailing list
archives for my answer and view on the subject.
When it comes to the very reviewing of the applications, I can assure
you that we have reviewed each and every one of them. It may very well
be my personal impression but, from what I've read in the applications
and the comments on them, I think most of the applications got
reviewed by multiple mentors. The fact that you see no comments after
your last update is easily explained in the Comments on Applications
section of the Users Guide for the Google Summer of Code 2009 Site
which should be available to you at http://socghop.appspot.com: there
are both public and private comments. I can see an application with
your name which has been positively commented on and scored.
As the Google Summer of Code 2009 Program Timeline hints, April 15th
pretty much took the burden off of the students' shoulders and
suggested keeping their fingers crossed - since the mentors were
supposed to be matched with the student proposals, most of the
decisions with respect to the accepted students had to be made by
then. In other words, nothing more with respect to refining your
application or notifying about updates to it is required.
I hope the above answers your questions and relaxes the tension (even
if a tiny little) which I'm sure the Google Summer of Code 2009
application and evaluation phases have brought to all of us.
On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 6:22 PM, Zunair Minhas <email@example.com> wrote:
i have applied to SC in this GSoC09 but i am unable to find any mentor over
the irc channel #sip-communicator at irc.freenode.net, how can i communicate
with any? all the time i find it idle with no communication going in main
window even the user registered there dont reply, how i inform them about
any updates over my application i have provided? i am nable to find any
response from them, since after questions have been asked, i didnt find any
acknowledgement or comments from any of mentor? is this means my application
is rejected? i have developed full prototype on paper for the current
project i have applied for, of which i have given synopsis in the form of
comments over my application, have they been reviewed?
Please guide, if i need to do something more.
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