GSoC 2008 Timeline

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February 25: Program announced. Life is good.

March 3: Mentoring organizations can begin submitting applications to Google (~12 noon PST/19:00 UTC).

March 12: Mentoring organization application deadline (12 noon PDT/19:00 UTC). - We submitted our application

March 13-17: Google program administrators review organization applications.

March 17: List of accepted mentoring organizations published on (~12 noon PDT/19:00 UTC).

Scribus Team has been accepted into GSoC 2008 program. Hurray!


Interim Period: Would-be student participants discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations.

March 24: Student application period opens (~12 noon PDT/19:00 UTC).

March 31: Student application deadline 5:00 PM PDT/00:00 UTC April 1, 2008.

Interim Period: Mentoring organizations review and rank student proposals; where necessary, mentoring organizations may request further proposal detail from the student applicant.

April 11:

   * All mentors must signed up and all student proposals matched with a mentor by 00:00 PDT/07:00 UTC;
   * IRC Meeting to resolve any outstanding duplicate accepted students (timing TBD).

April 14: accepted student proposals announced at (~12 noon PDT/19:00 UTC).

Community Bonding Period: students get to know mentors, read documentation, get up to speed to begin working on their projects.

May 26:

   * Students begin coding for their GSoC projects;
   * Google begins issuing initial student payments provided tax forms are on file and students are in good standing with their communities.

Interim Period: Mentors give students a helping hand and guidance on their projects.

July 7: Mentors and students can begin submitting mid-term evaluations (~12 noon PDT/19:00 UTC).

July 14:

   * Mid-term evaluations deadline at 12 noon PDT/19:00 UTC;
   * Google begins issuing mid-term student payments provided passing student survey is on file.

Interim Period: Mentors give students a helping hand and guidance on their projects.

August 11: Suggested 'pencils down' date. Take a week to scrub code, write tests, improve documentation, etc.

August 18: Firm 'pencils down' date. Mentors, students and organization administrators can being submitting final evaluations to Google (~12 noon PDT/19:00 UTC).

September 1:

   * Final evaluation deadline 12 noon PDT/19:00 UTC;
   * Google begins issuing student and mentoring organization payments provided forms and evaluations are on file.

September 3: Students can begin submitting required code samples to Google

October or November, details TBD: Mentor Summit at Google: Representatives from each successfully participating organization are invited to Google to greet, collaborate and code. Our mission for the weekend: make the program even better, have fun and make new friends.