On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 07:19:05AM +0100, Kaare Rasmussen wrote:
> > I have not seen the schedule for signup for this year. I expect
> that we will participate again.
> Apparantly, deadline is very close for organizations now:
> https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/

There won't be a TPF application this year.  We felt that we had left it
too late to put together a credible application.  I feel a bit bad that
I didn't remember in sufficient time to start the process, but it seems
that no one else did, either.

Our plan is to start work on GSoC this autumn so that we have plenty of
time to get everything organised and make a good application for next
year.  If we are accepted we want to ensure that the programme runs well
for students and mentors.

GCI is a lot of fun, but also a lot of work.  When we participated a few
years ago we had fifty mentors and over 300 tasks.  It was almost a
full-time job looking after the process.  (The students really need a
quick turnaround on their work.)  If we want to run that again then we
probably need to start thinking about it in the summer and put together
a group of people who will have time in December and January to devote
to it.

> I hope the People In Power knows and has it under control.

There aren't really People In Power.  I mean, there are, nominally, but
in reality it is whoever volunteers or is volunteered.  And we are
always in need of volunteers.

So if anyone wants to ensure that there is a TPF presence in GSoC and/or
GCI next year, please raise your hand, jump around, shout and, above
all, start doing whatever is necessary to make that happen.

Paul Johnson - p...@pjcj.net

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