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@01remi I will and thank you so much for your motivation. As I know, GSoC's selection procedure based on contribution, code & proposal. These three things to be measured and greenify already said on march 27 : stay active on github.
So the point is that the person who never commit a single line of code in BioJS got a chance.
This year google introduced the feature of mentor review before the submission and the selected candidate itself came before a day of proposal deadline and asks that "Could he still get involved ?". As google already had given time for involvement with organisation after the org announcement.
And above conversation I had with one of mentor
Hi @ayusharma First things first: We were very happy to have received your very strong proposal and were quite impressed by your active contribution on github so far. Still, the fact that GSoC is highly competitive holds true: For a couple of the projects we had a very hard time finding a suitable candidate because the number of very great proposals was just too high for our number of project slots provided. Unfortunately, this also meant that we had to make tough choices and even dismiss proposals from very strong applications in favor of sometimes just equally strong ones.
To answer your question: In the guidelines of the GSoC selection process we are asked to rate students on their final proposal to evaluate their fit for a project, but it is also highly recommended to take both interaction on our community channels and active contribution to either our code base or to other projects that the student is involved with, into consideration. It is therefore true, that your active contribution played a major part in the ranking of your application. Still, active contribution is just a part of the overall rating of the application which is why we found ourselves deciding between several very similarly strong proposals to the project idea you have applied for. Unfortunately out of these similarly strong proposals we had to pick one single strong application and had to dismiss all other ones, including yours.
Hi @/all ,
this is a reminder that our next technical call regarding the development and roadmap on BioJS will be on Wednesday, April 27th at 16:00 GMT.
If you haven't already done so, please add me to your list of Skype contacts and I will be happy to add you to the call: jessicamm12
You can find a summary of our findings and recent developments initiated by the last call on which we can further discuss here:
Looking forward to talk to you soon!