On Friday, 10 February 2017 at 20:21:56 UTC, Joseph Rushton
So sorry to hear that this happened. I know very well from
working with you last year how much care and attention you put
into GSoC, so I can imagine how you must feel right now.
In the circumstances it seems best to focus on: how could we
try to stop something like this happening again? One thing
that occurs to me is that it might be a good idea for the email
address through which the application is submitted to forward
to a couple of other people, who could step in should there be
an emergency like this (with the principle being, whoever gets
such an emergency alert deals with it ASAP, unless they hear
that it's dealt with from the other people involved).
What do you think?
Joe good point. The first thing I thought after this happened is
'what should I do to prevent this from happening again?' We are
supposed to have a backup administrator. I had added an email
(for backup admin) to the admin list but while the individual
confirmed his interest to me I don't know if he confirmed with
Google (they send an invite when you register someone). Perhaps
they would have pinged him too had the invite been accepted, but
I am not sure, I will ask the Google folks.
In any case, next year I will make sure we have one or two backup
admins signed up well ahead of time who could act as a backup for
submission even if that was all they had to do.