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This year, 2009, showed we need at least the following for GSoC:

  1. Let all together define the goals, verify the goals, in a group and revise them where needed
  2. Idea proposals should be filled out in full so that goals can be concrete before we let students pick them up.
  3. A GSoC list where students can interact with the community as not all projects fit to internals and other existing lists done. &&
  4. A mentors list so mentors can exchange information without having to send mails with a longish CC line
  5. Motivate more discussion between the different projects
  6. Questionnaire during the application time for anything PHP specific, not everything can be handled by the generic GSoC form.
  7. Weekly Reports to the GSoC list so all know what's going on
    1. One org (don't remember which) has a nice approach sending weekly reports to the mentor only till midterm, project-wide after midterms

Links to other orgs

  1. Python has a nice page explaining “What we expect”, a good read,
  2. Tor has a template for applications
  3. Etherboot has an overview page on the wiki and individual project pages where the student lists useful things like timezone, weekly journal entries and any project notes.
  4. Advice for mentors, interesting info and links

Weekly report template

MySQL uses a template similar to the one below for the regular developers, might be a good start for us:

Subject: XXX's Weekly Report Starting 2008-..-..

< introduction >

LOGGED TIME: 40 hours (See breakdown below)


< 2-3 good vibrations >


< anything that is outside of your control and which 
  concern you >


< if you are waiting for someone else in order to complete
  one or more tasks >


< if something stalled that is not outside your control
  in and by itself, even if it was outside factors that 
  delayed it >


< list as many things as you wish, but prioritize
  by putting the most important items first >
(Sprint tasks, Bug items, ...)


Day         Hours
----------  -----
Monday         8
Tuesday        8
Wednesday      8
Thursday       8
Friday         8
Saturday       0
Sunday         0


< This section is optional -- list here all minor tasks that
  did not fit into any of the categories above. >


< The major tasks you will be doing in the next couple 
  of weeks >
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