[sip-comm-dev] updates on my project application..


#1

Lubomir Marinov wrote:

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.

Regards,
Lubomir
  

One suggestion I made, to improve Melange, was [as amended] that there
should be a button beside students' proposals as well as beside every
comment a student makes to their proposal, to allow mentors to 'sign' /
acknowledge the [modified] proposal / comment;

it seems to me that some of the nervous messages to the lists could have
been avoided with such a function;

That way, even when a mentor feels there is no real cause to comment,
the mentor may acknowledge that the mentor has seen the student's update

The Google people have currently marked it "won't fix" though with a bit
of support, that could be changed :slight_smile:

http://code.google.com/p/soc/issues/detail?id=591

[the last comment is the most up-to-date idea]

Best

Mark

http://www.halloit.com

Key ID 046B65CF

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#2

well Thanks alot for all of the information provided by Lubomir, that
has vanished my anxiety, the reason i might not be able to find any
mentor over the irc channel might be due to wrong timing or may be bad
luck, but no doubt i was always satisfied from mailing list as it has
helped me in some of my issues, which shows the enthusiasm and
sincerity in all the mentors involved with SC. i do appreciate the
suggestion given by Mark, no doubt it will help the students.

Thanks alot and my aplologies if i have caused any anxiety for all of
you. i have to keep patience till 20th April. :slight_smile:

With Regards
Zunair MInhas

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On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Mark <markieb.lists.20090330@gmail.com> wrote:

Lubomir Marinov wrote:

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.

Regards,
Lubomir

One suggestion I made, to improve Melange, was [as amended] that there
should be a button beside students' proposals as well as beside every
comment a student makes to their proposal, to allow mentors to 'sign' /
acknowledge the [modified] proposal / comment;

it seems to me that some of the nervous messages to the lists could have
been avoided with such a function;

That way, even when a mentor feels there is no real cause to comment,
the mentor may acknowledge that the mentor has seen the student's update

The Google people have currently marked it "won't fix" though with a bit
of support, that could be changed :slight_smile:

http://code.google.com/p/soc/issues/detail?id=591

[the last comment is the most up-to-date idea]

Best

Mark

http://www.halloit.com

Key ID 046B65CF

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