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Vesuvius/Kiluaea Google Summer of Code 2013

Students with Awarded Vesuvius/Kilauea Proposals

This table last updated July 2. Follow the “Project Area” link for more about each project. A fuller profile of each student will be seen in their Melange application. Row order is random.

Student IRC Nickname Project Area Timezone Affiliation/Location School Status
Sneha Bhattacharya Sneha Demo Instances IST Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata, India CSE undergrad, 3rd year
Mayank Jain mayank_jank Disaster-Specific Pages IST Language Technology Research Centre, IIIT Hyderabad/India dual: 3rd year CS Eng, towards Btech Honors, MS in NLP
Gurutharshan Nadarajah [“Guru”] guru___ Native Sync IST U Moratuwa/Sri Lanka CS&Eng undergrad, final year
Kaushika Rukshan Athukorala kaushikaruk Vesuvius/Kilauea Merge IST U Moratuwa/Sri Lanka IT undergrad
Akila Perera Akila Portable App IST U Colombo School of Computing/Sri Lanka undergrad
Mohit Aggarwal mohit21 ImageStats IST IIT Delhi/India 2nd year undergrad, CS B.Tech

Time Zones of Interest
IST is 'India Standard Time' = UTC+5:30. Sri Lanka observes IST, without a daylight savings time adjustment.
EDT is 'Eastern Daylight Savings Time' = UTC-4:00. It is the time zone currently in effect for mentors near Washington, D.C. (and other East Coast US cities like New York).

Guidance to Students - Weekly Status Update Reports

In Conjunction with the IRC Chat

We expect you to submit a weekly update on your project, either as two reports just before and after each weekly meeting on IRC, or a combined reported afterwards. The submission of these reports on time and in detail are considered in your evaluations. Do send an update even if you can’t attend the chat (and if you know you’re going to miss the chat, let us know in advance).

A general guideline on what to include before the IRC would be:

  • Any requirements you've fulfilled during the past week
  • Progress on completion of the goals you set last week

After the IRC chat, include:

  • A summary of the discussion on your project during the meeting
  • One or more tangible goals (“deliverables”) to be achieved by next week

The reports should be sent as email to (aka maindev). You are also encouraged to copy them as a “post” (with date) to your project wiki page (or child or linked doc thereof). While such reports are usually not lengthy, if they are, you can provide the content in the wiki or external doc, and merely send an email announcing the update with the link.

Please prepend your subject lines with [GSoC Your Project Name Here], using something short and precise for your project name (e.g., “Merge Project” for the Vesuvius/Kilauea merge). Maintain a single e-mail thread for all your reports.

IRC Chats

Next Chat

Interested Students and Mentors involved with Vesuvius/Kilauea -

Join our IRC chat on #sahana-meeting channel on Tuesdays (unless otherwise indicated). Time: 15:00-16:00+ UTC, 11am–noon+ EDT, 8:30–9:30+ pm IST

So Far

All were on #sahana-meeting unless indicated otherwise. Most often DJ'd by glennp, with help from other mentors.
For early pre-award IRC chats, see “Additional Information” further below. Before June, chats started at 16:00 UTC.

Date and Times, with Link to Log Students Participating
Tuesday, May 28 (16:00-17:10 UTC, noon–1:10 pm EDT, 9:30–10:40 pm IST) All, except Sneha, Guru, Mohit
Tuesday, June 6 (15:00-16:40 UTC, 11:00 am -12:40 pm EDT, 8:30-10:10 pm IST) All, except Mayank, Kaushika, Mohit
Tuesday, June 11 (15:00-17:00 UTC, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT, 8:30-10:30 pm IST) All, except Mayank, Mohit
Tuesday, June 18 (15:01-17:26 UTC, 11:01 am - 1:26 pm EDT, 8:31-10:56 pm IST) All, except Guru
Tuesday, June 25 (15:02-17:29 UTC, 11:02 am - 1:29 pm EDT, 8:32-10:59 pm IST) All
Tuesday, July 2 (15:04-17:19 UTC, 11:04 am - 1:19 pm EDT, 8:34-10:49 pm IST) All
Tuesday, July 9 (log covers 15:02-17:47 UTC, 11:02 am - 1:47 pm EDT, 8:32-11:17 pm IST) All
Tuesday, July 16 (log covers 15:09-17:42 UTC, 11:09 am - 1:42 pm EDT, 8:39-11:12 pm IST) All
Tuesday, July 23 (15:03-17:34 UTC, 11:03 am - 1:34 pm EDT, 8:33-11:04 pm IST) All
Tuesday, July 30 (14:54-17:40 UTC, 10:54 am - 1:40 pm EDT, 8:24-11:10 pm IST) All
Tuesday, August 6 (15:07-16:48 UTC, 11:07 am - 12:48 pm EDT, 8:37-10:18 pm IST) All
Tuesday, August 13 * (15:08-18:17 UTC, 11:08 am - 2:17 pm EDT, 8:38-11:47 pm IST) All, except Kaushika
Tuesday, August 20 (15:08-18:17 UTC, 11:08 am - 2:17 pm EDT, 8:38-11:47 pm IST) All
Tuesday, August 27 (15:06-18:08 UTC, 11:06 am - 2:08 pm EDT, 8:36-11:38 pm IST) All, except Mayank
Tuesday, September 3 (15:09-17:16 UTC, 11:09 am - 1:16 pm EDT, 8:39-10:46 pm IST) All
Tuesday, September 10 (15:08-17:05 UTC, 11:08 am - 1:05 pm EDT, 8:38-11:35 pm IST) All, except Guru
Tuesday, September 17 (15:03-17:33 UTC, 11:03 am - 1:33 pm EDT, 8:33-11:03 pm IST) All, except Guru

* On August 13, many of our students also gave presentations at the SSF Community Chat (2nd session).

Student Presentations at Community Chats

Students, mentors, and other SSF members often participate in these monthly 1-hour webex sessions, hosted by Michael Howden.

In particular, 5-minute student project presentations are sometimes given; see the minutes of the session below, which also contains links to student docs/videos:

Additional Information

See the GSoC 2013 - Archive of Vesuvius/Kilauea Pre-Award Information for:

  • early IRC chats (before June)
  • students submitting proposals
  • ideas not awarded this year, but maybe pursued in the future

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