sumanah at wikimedia
Apr 12, 2012, 6:22 AM
Post #2 of 2
On 04/06/2012 07:13 PM, Sumana Harihareswara wrote:
> The deadline for students to apply to Google Summer of Code has now
> passed. We received 41 substantive proposals*, but of course can only
> accept a small subset of those. We don't have that many willing
> mentors, we certainly won't get that many slots from Google, and I want
> to accept only students who are very likely to succeed.
> Early next week I'll be in touch with mentors to finish ranking and
> grading the proposals. Also next week, several applicants who still
> haven't found mentors will be looking for experienced developers to fall
> in love with their proposals. :-)
> We'll announce the acceptances on April 23rd.
> * And 22 that were spam, copy-and-paste from our ideas list, incredibly
> vague, etc. In 2011 we only got about 24 consideration-worthy
> proposals, so this year's quite an increase. Thanks to everyone who did
> outreach and who helped people apply.
Update: Google gave us nine slots, so we will accept, at most, nine
students. We're now evaluating the proposals and students.
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