Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia has been accepted as a mentor organization in GSoC 2019!

2019-02-28 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
As Srishti says, community wishlist items tend to be very under-defined, with open-ended and ambiguous deliverables, and exist in complex spaces. These things are okay because the people handling them are professionals who are trained specifically to distill open-ended projects into specific

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia has been accepted as a mentor organization in GSoC 2019!

2019-02-27 Thread Nick Wilson (Quiddity)
Hi James, I'd like to emphasize the point (so that non-devs are aware) that outreach programs are generally more work for a mentor than "just implement the feature yourself" would be. I.e. The mentors generally have to help onboard the newcomer and get their tools setup properly, and then

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia has been accepted as a mentor organization in GSoC 2019!

2019-02-27 Thread Srishti Sethi
Yeah, we can! But, we need projects with a clear scope and two mentors who are willing to provide guidance to students throughout the summer (May-August) as they develop their projects. And, this is not necessarily the case with community wishlist projects that are not in the top 10. In the past,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia has been accepted as a mentor organization in GSoC 2019!

2019-02-26 Thread James Heilman
We have a lot of amazing potential projects that just missed the selection criteria for the community wish list in 2019 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Wishlist_Survey_2019/Results Would some of these quality as projects? James On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 2:11 PM Srishti Sethi wrote: >

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia has been accepted as a mentor organization in GSoC 2019!

2019-02-26 Thread Srishti Sethi
Hello everyone, Wikimedia has been accepted as a mentor organization in the Google Summer of Code 2019 with 207 open source projects :) And, application period for Outreachy Round 18 started last week. We have listed a few