Succeeding in the Google Summer of Code as a large project

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The Google Summer of Code (GSoC) has been a huge boon to the world of free and open-source software, and to Gentoo Linux in particular. In this talk, I'm going to share some of our successes, like how we manage 15–20 simultaneous internships and how we recruit a very large proportion of our students to continue as Gentoo developers.

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Succeeding in the Google Summer of Code as a large project

  1. 1. Succeeding in the Google Summerof Code as a large project ORMake your mentoring full of winDonnie BerkholzCouncil Member, Gentoo LinuxAnalyst, RedMonk@dberkholz
  2. 2. Gentoos GSoC statistics●2006 10/14 pass 7/10 developers●2007 8/9 pass 2/8 developers●2008 5/6 pass 1/5 developers●2009 6/7 pass 4/6 developers●2010 16/19 pass 11/16 developers●2011 14/15 pass ??/14 developers
  3. 3. 0. Set goals & measure progress Flickr: koenvereeken
  4. 4. 1. Establish the expectationthat most contributors becomelong-term developers Flickr: mount_otz
  5. 5. 2. Make theminteract as a truecommunitymember,not through amentors conduit Flickr: kalandrakas
  6. 6. 3. Dont letthem slipaway.Sometimes,all you haveto do is ask. Flickr: hashir
  7. 7. Steps to mentoring success0. Choose and track goals1. Set expectations2. Interact as a community3. Maintain the connection
  8. 8. Donnie BerkholzCouncil Member, Gentoo LinuxAnalyst, RedMonk@dberkholz

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