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=== How many potential mentors have agreed to mentor this year? ===
 
=== How many potential mentors have agreed to mentor this year? ===
  
6-10
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We have about 10 contributors who are potential mentors. They have participated in previous SoC projects, either as students or mentors, and are all active participants in the Octave community. All have previously contributed code, have commit access to either the Octave or Octave Forge source tree, and are active in the mailing lists. Many also keep a constant presence in the IRC channel.
  
We have about 10 contributors who are potential mentors. They have participated in previous SoC projects, either as students or mentors, and are all active participants in the Octave community. All have previously contributed code, have commit access to either the Octave or Octave Forge source tree, and are active in the mailing lists. Many also keep a constant presence in the IRC channel.
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Each project will include at least one core Octave developer as mentor. These are proven, veteran members of the project, active in its development, and familiar with the code base. GNU Octave is a project with applications in very diverse domains so each project should also include a mentor with expertise in the relevant field.
  
 
=== How will you keep mentors engaged with their students? ===
 
=== How will you keep mentors engaged with their students? ===
  
 
We will select mentors with proven involvement in Octave and free software and align project topics with the priorities of the core developer team. The vast majority of our mentors have been involved in Octave development for several years, and new mentors will be paired with more experienced ones.
 
We will select mentors with proven involvement in Octave and free software and align project topics with the priorities of the core developer team. The vast majority of our mentors have been involved in Octave development for several years, and new mentors will be paired with more experienced ones.
 
Each project will include at least one core Octave developer as mentor. These are proven, veteran members of the project, active in its development, and familiar with the code base. GNU Octave is a project with applications in very diverse domains so each project should also include a mentor with expertise in the relevant field.
 
  
 
=== How will you help your students stay on schedule to complete their projects? ===
 
=== How will you help your students stay on schedule to complete their projects? ===
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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.
 
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.
 
  
 
=== How will you get your students involved in your community during GSoC? ===
 
=== How will you get your students involved in your community during GSoC? ===
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=== What year was your project started? ===
 
=== What year was your project started? ===
  
1992
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The main development of Octave began in 1992, with Version 1.0 released in 1994.
  
 
=== Organization ID ===
 
=== Organization ID ===

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