On Monday 26 February 2007 18:46, Josh Berkus wrote:
> Demian,
> > Could you also please share your thoughts on what would be a good
> > student profile- for instance, how much theoretical background and
> > practical experience, for working on a SoC project?
> Well, it shouldn't be the student's first year writing code.  Basically,
> they're committing to developing a feature *to completion* in 3 months.
> We're going to be evaluating  proposals based on whether we think students
> can do that.
> References of some kind will be important, given that we'll only be
> accepting about 12% of proposals.  So, some demonstration of the student's
> ability to code from either the open source world or previous coursework.
> I don't know, honestly, that we care very much about theoretical
> background, except where it relates directly to and cutting-edge concepts
> in you proposal.  PostgreSQL-space is littered with half-completed
> academic projects; we're not seeking more of those.

Additionally it doesn't hurt to bring up an idea to the community before you 
even submit the application.  If you get buy in / agreement from multiple 
community members on a project now, it can only help your chances in the SoC 
process. (Picking items from the TODO list is a good way to start if you need 

Robert Treat
Build A Brighter LAMP :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL

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