Re: Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit

From: Kathiravelu Pradeeban <>
Date: Wed Oct 26 2011 - 11:37:03 CEST

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 5:11 AM, Martin Sevior <> wrote:
> 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?

Hi Martin,
Thanks a lot. The default user name and password for the wiki are
shared with the mentors in a mail in the mentor list. It is highly
recommended to create your own account with a unique password, once
you have logged in for the first time. I will provide more information
on the wiki page credentials off-list, for the gsoc mentors.

Will share the notes and the experience with the abiword community
through my blog post sooner, as the wiki seems not to be opened for
the wider community (since it might have some sensitive information on
the GSoC mentoring, AFAIK).

Thank you.
> Cheers
> Martin
> 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]

Kathiravelu Pradeeban.
Software Engineer.
WSO2 Inc.
Blog: [Llovizna]
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