Its a real shame. Thanks to all volunteers. But please do speak up earlier.
I shouted on #soc-perl irc channel. Saw other people asking questions here
and there. But not even a single reply or shout for help.

I am happy to help. I was a mentor couple years ago.

On 20 Feb 2016 03:52, "Paul Johnson" <> wrote:

> 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:
> >
> 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 -

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