Re: Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit

From: Martin Sevior <>
Date: Wed Oct 26 2011 - 01:41:49 CEST

Hi Pradeeban,

Thank you very much for this. I would *really* like to read your
entries to the wiki but I can't work out how to login or to even
register for it.

My regular GSoC username/passwrd does work.

What do I do?



On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 11:02 PM, Kathiravelu Pradeeban
<> wrote:
> Ola Marc,
> On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 4:22 PM, J.M. Maurer <> wrote:
>> Ola!
>>> I am attending the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit this year from AbiWord.
>>> It will be a two day unconference hosted by Google (Oct 22nd and
>>> 23rd), where representatives from the organizations which participated
>>> in the Google Summer of Code gather to discuss about the event and the
>>> projects.
>> Did it go well? Do you have fun so far? Any interesting stuff you
>> learned that AbiWord might benifit from?
> Yeah, the first day went really well. Got the chance to meet many
> folks from many organizations, and listen to their interesting and
> crazy experiences.
> 2011 was the first year for many organizations in Google Summer of
> Code, and they were impressed to hear the successful involvement of
> AbiWord in Google Summer of Code.
> I organized an unconference session on "Community matters!", and the
> notes can be found in [1]. [You might need to be a GSoC mentor to be
> able to access the session notes [2] or the wiki. I will blog about
> the session/s later for the wider audience].
> An interesting session on "Marketing and Spreading the word about the
> project/community", followed that.
> How localizers help to widen the user community was discussed. The
> mentor from PostGreSQL mentioned that they have allowed independent
> local user/dev communities to own the site in their languages (French,
> Japanese, ..)
> Social media engagement (twitter, facebook, dzone) to spread the word
> of the community and project releases were discussed.
> The other two sessions I attended were on Humanitarian FOSS and
> Managing the GSoC's payment (which had a few controversial suggestions
> followed by a healthy discussion, whether each student should be paid
> equally, or based on their geographical location, or by the outcomes -
> a final outcome of the discussion was to propose a reward for the
> outstanding students - may be a GSoC Student Summit).
>>> Thank you Martin, Marc, Jean, and Xun. I will share more information
>>> on this, after the event (still we aren't given a schedule or hints
>>> about the events/talks scheduled, since it is an unconference).
>> /me hates waiting :P
>> Have fun, and thanks for representing AbiWord!
> Thank you Marc.
> Awaiting the second day eagerly.
> Regards,
> Pradeeban.
> [1]
> [2]
>>  Marc
> --
> Kathiravelu Pradeeban.
> Software Engineer.
> WSO2 Inc.
> Blog: [Llovizna]
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