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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 email@example.com (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.
Status and Timeline
Selected events from the official timeline:
|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.