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Previous contributions to Octave by the student will be a condition for acceptance. In this way, we hope to select students who are familiar with the Octave codebase and able to start with their project quickly.
 
Previous contributions to Octave by the student will be a condition for acceptance. In this way, we hope to select students who are familiar with the Octave codebase and able to start with their project quickly.
  
A tentative project timeline is required as part of the application, and is checked by mentors for realism as part of the applicant evaluation process. Once a student is selected, the mentor will work with them to come up with a more detailed summer timeline, including clear expectations for progress by the midterm and final evaluation periods.
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Once a student is selected, the mentor will work with them to come up with a detailed summer timeline, including clear expectations for progress by the midterm and final evaluation periods.
  
During the summer, mentors will check in with students at least weekly to make sure they are staying on schedule and help with any obstacles that might arise. Students are also expected to regularly update their mentors and the Octave maintainers community on their progress via e-mails and blog posts.
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During the summer, mentors will check in with students at least weekly to make sure they are staying on schedule and help with any obstacles that might arise. Students are also expected to regularly update their mentors and the Octave maintainers community on their progress via e-mails and blog posts.  
  
 
Overall, about 80% of previous SoC students have finished successfully, making substantive contributions to Octave that have been integrated into our code base.
 
Overall, about 80% of previous SoC students have finished successfully, making substantive contributions to Octave that have been integrated into our code base.

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