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Welcome to the gsoc2016 wiki, which will be the central hub of information about the R Project participation in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) for 2016. Administrators are Toby Dylan Hocking, Brian Peterson, and Virgilio Gomez Rubio as a backup. Everyone who wants to participate in Google Summer of Code with R should join the low-traffic google group (when you sign up, make sure to write your GSOC project idea in the Reason field – we have a policy of rejecting applicants who leave the Reason field blank). Please read the R-GSOC-FAQ and the Google FAQ before posting questions to the google group!

Overview of GSOC

In short, each student will get paid $5500 to work on an R package for 3 months during the summer:

  • Mentors can add projects to give ideas to students.
  • Students should look at the list of projects to see if any project interests them. Before emailing project mentors, please do at least one project Test and post a link to your solution on the proposal’s wiki page. Then email the project mentors to express your interest, and describe any prior experience.
  • After getting approval from the project mentors, each student should write an application with a detailed timeline, following our application template. Students should send their application to their mentors for proofreading before submitting it to Google.
  • Google will award a certain number of student slots to the R project.
  • The GSOC-R administrators and mentors will rank projects in order of importance to the R project, and the top projects will be funded.
  • Students get paid $5500 for writing free/open-source R packages for 3 months during the summer.
  • Mentors get code written for their project, but no money.

Proposed Projects

See: table of proposed coding projects

Status and Timeline

Selected events from the official timeline:

Date Who Event
8 Feb 2016 Admins Org applications start
19 Feb 2016 Admins Org applications end
1 Mar 2016 Mentors Soft deadline for proposals
14 Mar 2016 Students Project applications start
25 Mar 2016 Students Project applications end
23 May 2016 Students Begin coding
20 June 2016 Students/Mentors Mid-term eval start
27 June 2016 Students/Mentors Mid-term eval end
15 Aug 2016 Students Soft pencils down
22 Aug 2016 Students/Mentors Hard pencils down, final eval start
29 Aug 2016 Students/Mentors Final eval end, submit code

Previous GSOC ideas and projects

2016 is the second GSOC for which will use GitHub to organize the R project participation in GSOC. Organization info for previous years can be found on the RGSOC2015 wiki.

Two slides for briefly explaining GSOC

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