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=== Did your organization participate in past Google Summer of Codes? If so, please summarize your involvement and the successes and challenges of your participation. ===
 
=== Did your organization participate in past Google Summer of Codes? If so, please summarize your involvement and the successes and challenges of your participation. ===
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Yes, we participated in GSoC each year since 2011 under GNU. Additionally, we have been a mentoring organization for the European Space Agency (ESA) Summer of Code in Space (http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2013/). Students working with us have made valuable contributions in improving Octave's usability in functionality, undertaking such tasks as adding just-in-time compilation support, geometric integration algorithms, and finite element modeling capabilities.
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Yes, we participated in GSoC each year since 2011 under GNU and in these last 3 years, 9 students have contributed to the Octave project through GSoC. Additionally, we have been a mentoring organization for the European Space Agency (ESA) Summer of Code in Space (http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2013/) through which we had 3 more other students. Students working with us have made valuable contributions all of which is live and in our main source tree. These contributions covered many different areas, improving Octave's usability in functionality, undertaking such tasks as adding just-in-time compilation support, geometric integration algorithms, and finite element modeling capabilities.
    
The challenges are managing very diverse problem domains and finding
 
The challenges are managing very diverse problem domains and finding
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students interested, although we have seen lulls in their productive output a few
 
students interested, although we have seen lulls in their productive output a few
 
times, which were always thankfully remedied with a little prodding.
 
times, which were always thankfully remedied with a little prodding.
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Summarizing, we have previously mentored a total number of 12 students through different programs, all of them a successful experience which created useful code for the project and community. Because of this, we believe that Octave is a suitable project, capable to mentor students.
    
=== What is the URL for your Ideas page? ===
 
=== What is the URL for your Ideas page? ===

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