GSoC 2009

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  • Stuff to do:


  • Prof Len Shapiro - list contacts,
  • Robert Treat - mentor 2x, PHP stuff phppgadmin/pgadmin etc. FTS for pgadmin/phppgadmin
  • Selena Deckelmann - other stuff
  • Michael Brewer - contact about Higher Ed - ME
  • Devrim Gunduz - Admin
  • Josh Berkus -


-- TOM

  • Stephen Frost - column level permissions
  • Magnus
  • Dave Page


Florian - read/only on snapshots no advancement of xid on select statements


  • usable code
    • useful/novel ideas
    • research projects
  • longer term contributors


  • Update GSOC page - SELENA submit changes that Robert can push
  • Slightly different email text for advertising - SELENA, run it by Len Shapiro for his advice
  • Blog that we're participating and seeking students
  • Round of private emails to people who have participated in the past: Heikki, Simon, Mark,
    • request interest, and then follow up in asking about possible topics for students
  • Mentor recruitment and then email to -hackers
    • do this much later when we have some proposals in
  • Research which projects were done in the past and how they morphed into contributions
  • Selena needs to think of a convincing way to get mentors bought into students blogging etc.
  • Recruitment -- no organized group effort?
    • -announce, -general, -hackers
    • user group lists?
    • phppgadmin/pgadmin
    • berkeley
    • linux user group in gainsville -- university of florida
    • sysadmin at U of Alabama
    • Michael: Q -- is there something better we can do? , Len Shapiro
    • Univ. of Maryland -- contact them?
  • BLOG posts Robert and I could do about what is happening
    • Research Postgres-related projects in other projects... -- ROBERT go do this later
  • Identify the commitfest that the code will be submitted to
    • Selena - #postgressql-gsoc (register, then done)
  • Handle the submission process -- ROBERT handle the submission process


  • Create the timeline: due dates, etc.
  • Create an orientation to -hackers and -general for students
  • Have students communicate on -hackers where appropriate (didn't really work?)
    • Or other relevant -devel lists
  • Stuff to keep students together:
    • Daily blogging for students
    • weekly group IRC checkin -- two checkin times maybe?
  • Mailing list
    • pgsql-students (?)
    • mentors mailing list -admin mailing list, berkus said?