Summer of Code 2012/management/status

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Last update on: 2012-11-20

2012-02-29[edit]

MediaWiki aims to participate in Google Summer of Code 2012. Sumana Harihareswara, as MediaWiki's organizational administrator, improved the Summer of Code 2012 page, added project ideas, and communicated with prospective mentors and students to flesh out project ideas and help students learn.

2012-03-10[edit]

Sumana Harihareswara submitted Wikimedia Foundation's application to Google and we're just waiting for March 16th, when we'll hear whether we've been accepted. The Summer of Code management page now also has principles for how we will run GSoC this year.

2012-03-16[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation has been accepted to participate in Google Summer of Code 2012. Students can apply between March 26 and April 6.

2012-03-31[edit]

Sumana Harihareswara submitted the Wikimedia Foundation's application for Google Summer of Code 2012 (GSoC), which was accepted by Google. The Summer of Code management page lists principles for how we will run GSoC this year. Students can apply between March 26 and April 6.

2012-04-23[edit]

Wikimedia engineers have chosen nine students for this year's program.

2012-04-monthly[edit]

Wikimedia engineers have chosen nine students for this year's program. For the next few weeks, until May 21st, the students and their mentors are working together to train the students in MediaWiki development, so that they'll have all the basic domain knowledge they'll need to succeed during the summer.

2012-05-monthly[edit]

The nine Google Summer of Code students have begun their twelve weeks of design and coding.

2012-06-monthly[edit]

The Google Summer of Code students continue their twelve weeks of design and coding.

2012-07-monthly[edit]

Mid-term update: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.science.linguistics.wikipedia.technical/62285 Pencils-down in August

2012-08-monthly[edit]

In the end, eight of Wikimedia's nine Summer of Code 2012 students passed, and each posted a wrapup post on wikitech-l. Their achievements have already led to improvements in the Wikimedia Incubator, and improvements to Semantic MediaWiki and UploadWizard will reach users soon. Improvements to SVG translation, realtime editing collaboration, and other functionality are also progressing as the students clean up, merge, and iterate on their summer work.

2012-09-monthly[edit]

Sumana posted the wrapup blog post and some students are continuing to improve their projects.

2012-10-11[edit]

The Wikimedia engineering community continues to help 2012's GSoC students improve their projects towards the goal of release and deployment. Sumana aims to lead a postmortem discussion in November.

2012-10-monthly[edit]

The Wikimedia engineering community continues to help the 2012 GSoC students improve their projects towards the goal of release and deployment. Sumana Harihareswara aims to lead a postmortem discussion in November. Rob Lanphier and Sumana attended a GSoC Mentors' Summit in October, and discussed mentor recruitment, community metrics, how to be more effective mentors, student selection strategies, PHP and code review tools, and other related topics. As a follow-up to Summer of Code, the MediaWiki community is discussing whether to participate in Google Code-In.

2012-11-06[edit]

(going to do postmortem in November and will use these outcomes as advice for structuring LevelUp & Outreach Program for Women)

2012-11-20[edit]

The Wikimedia community is following up its Summer of Code participation with participation in the GNOME Outreach Program for Women, which offers paid internships for work in open source software projects. This follows the community's decision not to participate in Google Code-In due to a lack of mentors. Also, Sumana Harihareswara posted a retrospective on our participation in Summer of Code 2012, concluding that we're improving at student retention but need to get better at producing something useful at the end of a mentorship period, and offering suggestions on how to improve our processes in the future. This activity page ("Summer of Code 2012") is now being retired; in the future, status updates will be on the Mentorship programs page.