March 1st 2011
: OAR is applying as a mentoring organization for the GSoC 2011
Our organization administrators are Philippe Le Brouster and Joseph Emeras
If you are a student interested in applying for a Google Summer of Code
project in our organization, please send any questions you have, projects
you would like to propose, etc to our
gsoc mailing-list. This will reach all mentors and our Summer of Code
For applying, please make sure you read our
information that students should
know before you apply.
Warning: we really prefer that you contact us trough the
oar gsoc mailing-list than directly,
Since we receive a lot of emails from students, sometimes we cannot answer
immediately, please be patient, we will answer you for sure, every student
proposal is important to us.
We are participating to the Google Summer of Code as a mentoring
organization for different reasons:
Summer of Code Editions
This year again we will apply as a mentoring organization to the Google Summer of Code. More information on the dedicated GSOC 2011 edition
We've participated successfully for the third time last year to the GSoC 2010 edition
Philippe Le Brouster
What should prospective students know ?
Before you apply
When you apply
When applying, (aside from the information requested by Google) please provide the following in your application material.
Why you are interested in the project, and what do you anticipate to gain from it.
A summary of your programming experience and skills
Programs or projects you have previously authored or contributed to, in particular those available as open-source, including, if applicable, any past Summer of Code involvement.
Be foresighted: Include a full plan of action with your proposal, about one half page of what you're going to do and how you think you will do it, and possibly even what you will do if your initial approach does not work.
Include academic references, as links or brief quotes, which back up your ideas. On the other hand, do not include 15 pages of reference materials, summarize.
Be Early: Applications which we get on the first day of the application period will get more attention from the mentors, and thus more chance of being accepted, than applications which show up on the last day.
Before sending your application to Google, send us your proposal regarding this template
Finally, register as a student and submit your application to gsoc.
For more information, read the GSOC 2011 FAQ and take a look too at the GSOC 2011 timeline