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Re: Apply for GSoC

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:33:56 -0400
Message-ID: <51774494.60104@digitalbazaar.com>
CC: Carlos Azaustre <cazaustre@gmail.com>, public-qa-dev@w3.org
Hi Carlos,

Thanks for your interest in GSoC 2013. A couple of things that you
should know:

1. You, and only you, are responsible for your application. Don't wait
on me to get your application together and submit it. You can always
re-submit/update the application. The program is best for students that
can make progress on their own, as frustrating as that may be at times.
So give it your best shot and I'll try to help as much as I can after
you get a rough draft of the application together.

2. If you haven't read the GSoC Student Advice page, read it carefully:
http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforStudents

3. If you need advice on how to write your application, read this carefully:
http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforStudents#Writing_Your_Application

4. Here is an application template, please follow it closely:
http://www.w3.org/wiki/GSoC2013ApplicationTemplate

Answers to your questions below:

> On 04/23/2013 01:51 PM, Carlos Azaustre wrote:
>> My name is Carlos Azaustre and I'm a Spanish Computer Engineer who
>>  continues learning and improving day a day. I'm focused in Web 
>> Development. I'm know the importance of the web standards in my 
>> daily work.

Great! We're off to a good start. :)

>> It's the first time that I will submit to the GSoC and I'm very 
>> excited for the possibility of take part of a great project.I'm 
>> interested in JSON-LD proposal to create a web-based tool to 
>> generate valid JSON-LD for People, Places and Events. My skills 
>> include HTML5, Javascript and Git, and knowledges of JSON and 
>> Schema.org I've read your guidelines but I would like to know if 
>> you have another suggestions to me before submit the proposal.

Sounds like you have a good skill-set for this project. Keep in mind
that there have been several other students that have proposed working
on this project. Some have combined all three projects in the JSON-LD
group into a single big project for the summer.

So, to stand out from the rest of the applicants, you will want to
propose something new or different related to JSON-LD. You also have the
option of doing the three projects listed, but you should make it clear
why you will be more successful at these projects than the other
students. I'll be honest with you, some of the student submissions for
the JSON-LD projects listed on the W3C page are excellent, so you may
have a hard time competing directly with those submissions.

I suggest you propose a new JSON-LD project. It should be something that
you would find useful for learning or using JSON-LD.

Good luck and let us know if you have any questions, we'll be happy to
answer them for you.

-- manu

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