this year I’ll be preparing the Google Summer of Code 2013 application
To help with this effort, I am looking for a few additional mentors.
Mentors would be expected to tentatively commit to GSOC 2013 by the end
of this week and should also supply a project idea which will be posted
and submitted with the application. If SDL gets accepted (April 8th),
mentors would need to commit to participate in student selection
(April-May) as well as mentoring (June-September) and final evaluations.
Mentors don’t get paid (students do), but can apply to attend the mentor
summit in Mountain View (October) which paid for by Google and a lot of
Mentors should have experience with coding and SDL, have fixed a bug or
submitted a patch (preferably accepted), be sociable within the FOSS
community and able to help students succeed. Prospective mentors, keep
in mind that with the SDL 2.0 release pending, the theme of project
ideas this year should be less about fancy new features but more around
quality, usability and stabilization within the SDL 2.0 codebase (i.e. a
visual testing, Cmake builds, game examples, etc.). Also note that you’d
be expected to be able to take a lead mentoring role should your
proposed idea find a matching student.
Below are a few references about GSOC and mentoring. If anyone on this
list is interested, please drop me a direct email.