[haiku] Re: Haiku accepted in Google Summer of Code 2009!

  • From: "Jorge G. Mare" <jorge.g.mare@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 04:04:27 +0900

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 10:37 PM, Sean Healy <jalopeura@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 2) I have 20 credit-hours of regular course work per week (= 15 hours class
> time) until mid-June, and another 75 credit hours of additional course work
> scattered sort of haphazardly around the calendar between now and the
> beginning of June. How much time have successful participants spent per week
> on a project?

Even though it is somewhat anecdotical, historical data from the two
previous years does seem to indicate that those students whose time
was constrained during the GSOC coding period due to overcommitting
(school, part time job, etc.) are more prone to underperform or even
fail altogether. See the following summaries for reference:

http://www.haiku-os.org/news/2007-09-19/2007_google_summer_of_code_summary

http://www.haiku-os.org/news/2008-10-07/google_summer_of_code_2008_and_haiku_code_drive_harvest

Although (lack of time) time alone may not be the only reason, I think
it is fair to say that the more time you can commit to GSOC, the more
chances you have of both being selected and eventually succeeding in
your GSOC project; which after all is, well, kind of obvious. :)

All IMHO and FWIW disclaimers apply.

Cheers,

Jorge

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