[GSoC] Mentor qualification guidelines

Hi all,

I have a question related to GSoC. One of my students submitted an idea [1] for a GSoC project and I would be interested in (co-)mentoring this project but I'm unsure of the qualification requirements for acting as a mentor. Is there anyone that can clarify the requirements here?

I have been working with LLVM for several years now but mostly on projects outside of the main LLVM repository. At our university we are currently maintaining two backends for our own custom architectures and last year we started a new compiler course based on LLVM [2] where we have several assignments with the LLVM internals.

I think that I'm reasonably familiar with LLVM to help guide this project but I'm not sure what the community involvement requirements are for example. I also remember some posts from last year where there were other people asking similar questions so I expect that further clarification of this may help in general as well.

Cheers,

  Roel

[1] http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2017-March/111126.html

[2] http://www.es.ele.tue.nl/~rjordans/5LIM0.php

Hi all,

I have a question related to GSoC. One of my students submitted an idea [1] for a GSoC project and I would be interested in (co-)mentoring this project but I'm unsure of the qualification requirements for acting as a mentor. Is there anyone that can clarify the requirements here?

We don’t have any explicit requirement.

I have been working with LLVM for several years now but mostly on projects outside of the main LLVM repository. At our university we are currently maintaining two backends for our own custom architectures and last year we started a new compiler course based on LLVM [2] where we have several assignments with the LLVM internals.

I think that I'm reasonably familiar with LLVM to help guide this project but I'm not sure what the community involvement requirements are for example. I also remember some posts from last year where there were other people asking similar questions so I expect that further clarification of this may help in general as well.

I would (personally) be happy for you to co-mentor any student, I feel we’d need someone with a track of contributions in LLVM to co-mentor with you though.
(this is just my personal opinion and it’s not worth more anyone else’s ;))

Best,

Hi all,

I have a question related to GSoC. One of my students submitted an idea [1] for a GSoC project and I would be interested in (co-)mentoring this project but I'm unsure of the qualification requirements for acting as a mentor. Is there anyone that can clarify the requirements here?

We don’t have any explicit requirement.

I have been working with LLVM for several years now but mostly on projects outside of the main LLVM repository. At our university we are currently maintaining two backends for our own custom architectures and last year we started a new compiler course based on LLVM [2] where we have several assignments with the LLVM internals.

I think that I'm reasonably familiar with LLVM to help guide this project but I'm not sure what the community involvement requirements are for example. I also remember some posts from last year where there were other people asking similar questions so I expect that further clarification of this may help in general as well.

I would (personally) be happy for you to co-mentor any student, I feel we’d need someone with a track of contributions in LLVM to co-mentor with you though.
(this is just my personal opinion and it’s not worth more anyone else’s ;))

Thanks for your answer. That matches quite well with my expectation, I would also appreciate it if a more experienced LLVM contributor would co-mentor with me. I expect that that will benefit the project quite a bit.

Cheers,
  Roel

(Adding Anton here)

Hi all,

I have a question related to GSoC. One of my students submitted an idea [1] for a GSoC project and I would be interested in (co-)mentoring this project but I’m unsure of the qualification requirements for acting as a mentor. Is there anyone that can clarify the requirements here?
We don’t have any explicit requirement.

I have been working with LLVM for several years now but mostly on projects outside of the main LLVM repository. At our university we are currently maintaining two backends for our own custom architectures and last year we started a new compiler course based on LLVM [2] where we have several assignments with the LLVM internals.

I think that I’m reasonably familiar with LLVM to help guide this project but I’m not sure what the community involvement requirements are for example. I also remember some posts from last year where there were other people asking similar questions so I expect that further clarification of this may help in general as well.
I would (personally) be happy for you to co-mentor any student, I feel we’d need someone with a track of contributions in LLVM to co-mentor with you though.
(this is just my personal opinion and it’s not worth more anyone else’s ;))
Thanks for your answer. That matches quite well with my expectation, I
would also appreciate it if a more experienced LLVM contributor would
co-mentor with me. I expect that that will benefit the project quite a bit.

In general, I think I’d prefer that the official mentor be an llvm contributor, however, any assistance that you give a GSoC student would be very appreciated.

I’ve roped in Anton as (IIRC) the official organizer for GSoC and llvm.

-eric

We’ve had multiple official co-mentors in the past (just to clarify on the possibility because you used the singular for mentor here).

(Adding Anton here)

Hi all,

I have a question related to GSoC. One of my students submitted an idea [1] for a GSoC project and I would be interested in (co-)mentoring this project but I’m unsure of the qualification requirements for acting as a mentor. Is there anyone that can clarify the requirements here?
We don’t have any explicit requirement.

I have been working with LLVM for several years now but mostly on projects outside of the main LLVM repository. At our university we are currently maintaining two backends for our own custom architectures and last year we started a new compiler course based on LLVM [2] where we have several assignments with the LLVM internals.

I think that I’m reasonably familiar with LLVM to help guide this project but I’m not sure what the community involvement requirements are for example. I also remember some posts from last year where there were other people asking similar questions so I expect that further clarification of this may help in general as well.
I would (personally) be happy for you to co-mentor any student, I feel we’d need someone with a track of contributions in LLVM to co-mentor with you though.
(this is just my personal opinion and it’s not worth more anyone else’s ;))
Thanks for your answer. That matches quite well with my expectation, I
would also appreciate it if a more experienced LLVM contributor would
co-mentor with me. I expect that that will benefit the project quite a bit.

In general, I think I’d prefer that the official mentor

We’ve had multiple official co-mentors in the past (just to clarify on the possibility because you used the singular for mentor here).

I did, but I was thinking more of the filling out the evaluation portion rather than any sort of “helping with llvm” capacity.

“If there are multiple mentors, only one mentor will complete the evaluation (decide amongst yourselves who that will be beforehand).”

-eric

Oh Ok, makes sense to me :slight_smile: