GSoC: Infos for Students, Mentors and everyone else

Now that emails have started coming in regarding GSoC, it seems like a
good time to go over how the process works. This will be a lot of text,
but if you’re interested in GSoC, please read.

This mailing list is the correct place to discuss GSoC. If you’re
writing
about GSoC, don’t be ambiguous, tell us if you want to participate as
a
student, as a mentor, if you have an idea, etc.
General questions about deadlines etc. are all answered in great detail
on the GSoC main page[0].

For students who want to participate

That’s fantastic!

If one of the ideas on the ideas page[1] sounds like something you want
to work on, please contact the mentor associated with that specific
idea. In order to participate, you will eventually have to write a
proposal on what you plan to do for the 3 months, so you must discuss
this with your potential mentor. A good proposal is necessary for
participating, so you will have put some research into the subject at
hand.
Of course, the Google FAQ covers proposals[2].

A word on the 802.11 project: This is definitely the most
research-intensive, because there’s so much stuff already out there: In
GNU Radio-land alone, there’s the Innsbruck’s guys implementation, all
the new OFDM code in master and next etc. Outside of GNU Radio, there’s
also a lot of code available. So you’ll be going over a lot of stuff to
write your proposal.

If you have your own idea for a project, that’s OK, too. Remember it
should be something that can be done in 3 months full-time coding
(although starting small and adding stretch goals is a good way to
achieve this). Tell us on the mailing list about it. If it’s a good
project, and you’re a dedicated student, we will find a mentor.
The more details, the better.

If you want to be a mentor

That’s more tricky than it sounds (there’s a reason we started
collecting ideas and requesting mentors months ago). I’ve already gotten
some weird (possibly bogus) mentor requests. There’s a couple of things
we need to make sure of: An extreme example is the case where mentor and
student sign up together to rake in the $$$, but there’s no code at the
end. Currently, we know all the mentors personally and we know they
would fail students if they don’t deliver, and otherwise coach them
well.
If you know any developers, it’s probably best to contact them directly.

[0] http://www.google-melange.com/
[1] http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/GSoC
[2]
Preguntas frecuentes  |  Google Summer of Code  |  Google for Developers


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Communications Engineering Lab (CEL)

Dipl.-Ing. Martin B.
Research Associate

Kaiserstraße 12
Building 05.01
76131 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 721 608-43790
Fax: +49 721 608-46071
www.cel.kit.edu

KIT – University of the State of Baden-Württemberg and
National Laboratory of the Helmholtz Association

I’ve added examples for proposals from last year’s successful projects
to the GSoC pages, so potential students should have a look at those if
they want to apply.

http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/GSoC

MB

On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 10:08:27AM +0200, Martin B. (CEL) wrote:

participating, so you will have put some research into the subject at
If you have your own idea for a project, that’s OK, too. Remember it
That’s more tricky than it sounds (there’s a reason we started

Kaiserstraße 12
Building 05.01
76131 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 721 608-43790
Fax: +49 721 608-46071
www.cel.kit.edu

KIT – University of the State of Baden-Württemberg and
National Laboratory of the Helmholtz Association


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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Communications Engineering Lab (CEL)

Dipl.-Ing. Martin B.
Research Associate

Kaiserstraße 12
Building 05.01
76131 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 721 608-43790
Fax: +49 721 608-46071
www.cel.kit.edu

KIT – University of the State of Baden-Württemberg and
National Laboratory of the Helmholtz Association

On 12 April 2013 11:58, Martin B. (CEL) [email protected] wrote:

I’ve added examples for proposals from last year’s successful projects
to the GSoC pages, so potential students should have a look at those if
they want to apply.

http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/GSoC

Following a discussion with Tom R and Martin, I’ve added an entry for
a Parallella-related project:

http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/GSoC#Improved-support-for-many-core-floating-point-accelerators

This perhaps needs a bit more thinking through, so I’m keen to hear
any feedback/suggestions that people may have, and also happy to
answer any questions about Parallella.

Regards,

Andrew


Andrew B.
http://carrierdetect.com