[SciPy-Dev] SciPy Central in GSoC 2013

Surya Kasturi suryak@ieee....
Wed Apr 10 21:35:49 CDT 2013


On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 11:58 PM, Andreas Hilboll <lists@hilboll.de> wrote:

> Am 10.04.2013 18:56, schrieb Surya Kasturi:
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> > On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 3:43 PM, Surya Kasturi <suryak@ieee.org
> > <mailto:suryak@ieee.org>> wrote:
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> >     On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 11:50 AM, Ralf Gommers
> >     <ralf.gommers@gmail.com <mailto:ralf.gommers@gmail.com>> wrote:
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> >         On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 6:06 AM, Surya Kasturi <suryak@ieee.org
> >         <mailto:suryak@ieee.org>> wrote:
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> >             Hi everyone,
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> >             How about SciPy Central on GSoC 2013?
> >
> >             I was thinking to participate in GSoC this year and thought
> >             of contributing to this project as GSoC student. Firstly, I
> >             was luck enough to find SPC which closely matched my
> >             interests. Since, I am already slightly familiar with the
> >             existing code, made some small contributions, I thought it
> >             would be very nice to continue my work as GSoC student
> >             during summer.
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> >             Is it possible?
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> >         Hi Surya, it's definitely possible I think. And a good idea.
> >         Improving SciPy Central meets the requirements for a project set
> >         by Google and you've already met the requirement of submitting
> >         at least one patch before applying.
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> >     Thanks
> >
> >         I would encourage you to start working on a proposal, and
> >         discuss it on this list. Maybe you've seen this already, but
> >         just in case:
> http://wiki.python.org/moin/SummerOfCode/Application
> >
> >     I have some ideas in mind.
> >
> >     1. Making SPC more dynamic. Lets say, we put the
> >     current functionality over a Content Management System (Django-CMS).
> >     We can create new pages, add new content dynamically (on fly),
> >     change page layout dynamically etc... Simply we can make the site
> >     like a extended version of blogger/ wordpress but not really a blog!
> >
> >     This has been in my mind over long time -- just didn't find
> >     opportunity to express as I was working on new design and  I was new
> >     to the code base and couldn't dare to challenge such a big
> >     enhancement directly without even knowing how existing code is!
> >
> >     2. Commenting system for submissions
> >     3. Add points to submissions and reputation for users.
> >     4. Improve search
> >     5. API, Open Id (sign up), Feeds
> >
> >     6. Looking for other suggestions, ideas etc..even GSoC project
> >     proposal as a whole.
> >
> >     Should I try to come up with a one big idea or some 4-5 small ideas
> >     (number depends on time frame, complexity etc)? Some of the above
> >     ideas are simple and don't really require total GSoC time (Open Id,
> >     Feeds)
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> >
> >         The other thing to do is find a mentor. We have several people
> >         that indicated that they'd like to be a mentor this year, maybe
> >         one of those people is interested in SPC? Or other people on the
> >         list?
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> >
> >     From the SPC repo, pv and andreas-h were having forked branches.
> >     They could possibly mentor me if interested! or maybe other people
> too
> >
> >         Cheers,
> >         Ralf
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> > Any updates?
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> Hi Surya,
>
> I forked the SPC repo at some point because I wanted to play around. I
> have a good idea of what SPC might look like. However, I'm not really
> very much into django, so I'm not sure how suitable I would be as a mentor.
>
> What's a mentor supposed to do? What's his/her role? Requirements?
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>
https://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforMentors

http://en.flossmanuals.net/GSoCMentoring/what-makes-a-good-mentor/

These should give you some good idea (though I am not a mentor).. I guess
there are lots of mentors who are at best to advise than me..

Cheers, Andreas.
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