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GSoC/EVoC Overview

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A talk about X.Org's participation in Google Summer of Code, and X.Org's EVoC program

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GSoC/EVoC Overview

  1. 1. GSoC/EVoC OverviewGSoC/EVoC Overview and X.Org's participation therein An Introduction To Building Your Own Images Trevor Woerner twoerner@gmail.org tlwoerner on freenode and OFTC
  2. 2. Sept 16, 2020 XDC2020 (virtual) 2 of 10 GSoC/EVoC OverviewGSoC/EVoC Overview and X.Org's participation therein GSoC • Google Summer of Code • https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com • started in 2005 • "…a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development" • see website for lots of stats and info
  3. 3. Sept 16, 2020 XDC2020 (virtual) 3 of 10 GSoC/EVoC OverviewGSoC/EVoC Overview and X.Org's participation therein GSoC - how it works • free/open source orgs apply to Google to participate (jan - feb) • Google announces list of selected orgs (feb) • students submit proposals to orgs (mar) • orgs choose projects/students (apr) • community bonding (may) • multiple coding/evaluation sprints (jun, jul, aug) • final evaluations/submissions (sep) • results announced (sep)
  4. 4. Sept 16, 2020 XDC2020 (virtual) 4 of 10 GSoC/EVoC OverviewGSoC/EVoC Overview and X.Org's participation therein GSoC - orgs • admin(s) and mentors • mentors are the cornerstone of GSoC no mentors = no GSoC • admins and mentors are volunteers
  5. 5. Sept 16, 2020 XDC2020 (virtual) 5 of 10 GSoC/EVoC OverviewGSoC/EVoC Overview and X.Org's participation therein GSoC - org proposals • https://www.x.org/wiki/SummerOfCodeIdeas • needs work • remove old irrelevant items • clean-up existing • add new (with or without mentor)
  6. 6. Sept 16, 2020 XDC2020 (virtual) 6 of 10 GSoC/EVoC OverviewGSoC/EVoC Overview and X.Org's participation therein GSoC - students • you need to find a project and find a mentor (irc, mailing lists, etc) • must have correctly submitted at least one patch for review prior to selection https://www.x.org/wiki/guide/contributing • write a concise proposal including a detailed timeline with concrete deliverables • must be available for regular meetings • must blog regularly (free to read)
  7. 7. Sept 16, 2020 XDC2020 (virtual) 7 of 10 GSoC/EVoC OverviewGSoC/EVoC Overview and X.Org's participation therein GSoC - X.Org stats 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 accepted succeeded
  8. 8. Sept 16, 2020 XDC2020 (virtual) 8 of 10 GSoC/EVoC OverviewGSoC/EVoC Overview and X.Org's participation therein GSoC - X.Org stats • we haven't participated every year (2005 and 2012 missing) • total number of students accepted: 53 • of which 43 have been successful • = 81% success rate • how many go on to contribute after their GSoC term ends: ~19 (name/handle change) • ~44% post-GSoC retention
  9. 9. Sept 16, 2020 XDC2020 (virtual) 9 of 10 GSoC/EVoC OverviewGSoC/EVoC Overview and X.Org's participation therein EVoC • Endless Vacation of Code • X.Org's version of GSoC • started 2009 (?) • for cases where GSoC isn't an option • student finds mentor, works with mentor on proposal, mentor brings proposal to BoD • BoD votes on proposal • everything else pretty much the same as GSoC • has run 2 times
  10. 10. Sept 16, 2020 XDC2020 (virtual) 10 of 10 GSoC/EVoC OverviewGSoC/EVoC Overview and X.Org's participation therein Thank You! Trevor Woerner twoerner@gmail.org tlwoerner on freenode and OFTC

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