Google Summer of Code 2017 Mentor Summit

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Google Summer of Code 2017 Mentor Summit

Each year Google hosts the "Mentor Summit" event at their headquarters, where upto 2 OSGeo delegates can attend. The tentative date for this year's summit is: October 13-15 2017.

Selection Process

GSoC bof meeting at FOSS4G Europe, July 2017 in Paris

During FOSS4G-Europe in Paris we had a BoF [1], during which we talked about the mentor summit. More info from Google here: This is a wiki page about the discussion on who should be OSGeo delegates to participate in the 2017 summit. The juice of what was discussed in the BoF is that:

  • Of the 2 OSGeo delegates, one should be an admin, the other a mentor, unless no admins or no mentors apply to go, in which case, it'll be 2 admins or 2 mentors
  • Eligibility:
    • must comply with Google requirements (being an active mentor or an admin the current year);
    • for mentors : must be mentor of an OSGeo project (at least as an OSGeo community project, if not an official OSGeo project), as you would be a delegate of the OSGeo foundation.
  • The call is open to hear who is interested to go. Whoever responds must COMMIT to go, otherwise you will take away the opportunity from someone else. Deadline for expression of interest is end of July. Please appoint your names in this page.
  • Selection: we agreed that we must make a (fully transparent, open) lottery. We need to find a tool that allows this. Deadline for tools proposal is by the end of July. Time is short and people need to make paperwork for VISA. Please make your proposal in this page.
  • Other requirements: the selected delegates are requested to make a report after returning home from the summit.


Signing below, you commit to go to the summit in the event of a positive outcome in the lottery



Draw Time

2017-07-31 @ 14.00 UTC

Proposed tools

    • free for non-profit organizations
    • jmckenna has created an account for "OSGeo"
    • we can create 5 draws per day (they refer to the draws as "projects")
    • a record is kept of the draw
    • jmckenna's opinion: RandomPicker is exactly what we need
  • Add here your proposed tool for lottery