[wp-hackers] [GSoC 2013]: Queries regarding GSoC application template
sayak.bugsmith at gmail.com
Sun Apr 28 05:23:56 UTC 2013
Thanks for your feedback. It makes things a lot clearer to me. :-)
On Apr 28, 2013 10:43 AM, "Andrew Nacin" <wp at andrewnacin.com> wrote:
> Hi Sayak,
> On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 5:51 PM, Sayak Sarkar <sayak.bugsmith at gmail.com
> > Is it mandatory to include the details of one or more Science
> > the reference subsection? The main reason for this query is that there
> > been a few faculty changes in my college recently, and the college does
> > provide contact information for ex-faculty due to some staff policies.
> We'd like to be able to talk with someone who can vouch for your
> If there is a professor, advisor, supervisor, etc., who can do that, a
> reference certainly can't hurt your application.
> The second query is whether I should enlist only the programming courses
> > and their grades in the Academic Performance subsection or should I
> > only the details for only the courses relevant to my project proposal.
> > is because we have had quite a significant number of programming
> > our program curriculum and not all courses are of much relevance to my
> > project proposal.
> We want to see what kind of student you are. If you're a computer science
> student (which is by no means a requirement), I would list your
> courses, not just what is particular to your project proposal. While you
> won't use Haskell in your project, that you did well in functional
> programming is useful.
> I personally do not highly value strong academic performance when
> applications. I will look at it, but I am more interested in your proposal
> — not just the idea, but how you think and how you plan to get things
> GSoC is considered a full-time job and we want to make sure we are not
> making a "bad" hire.
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