2011/Google Summer of Code BoF

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Meetup for students, mentors, and those interested in learning about Google Summer of Code.

Speaker: Carol Smith

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GSoC organizational administrators can email Carol Smith to request possible travel stipends for their GSoC students to attend conferences, and possibly to look at previous mentors' evaluations to decide whether to keep them another year.

Organizations report great success with the tactic of requiring applicants to do small tasks to prove they're serious and to set up those students to succeed, and mentors and org admins did not seem to think that this would unfairly weight admissions towards students who were already going to go into open source anyway.