Dzisiaj znowu trochę się dowiedziałem o światku GSoC. Jak się okazuje, na ponad tysiąc stu studentów przypada dwóch pracowników (a raczej dwie pracowniczki) Google na pełen etat i trzech zajmujących się tym w niepełnym wymiarze godzin. Ciekawe kwiatki wyszły też z dyskusji o kierunkach, na których kiszą się studenci…

Najpierw mail o pracownikach Google (oczywiście od Leslie):

Re: CPT Letters, Tax Forms, Payments, etc. (long but important)
From: “Leslie Hawthorn”
To: google-summer-of-code-students-list@googlegroups.com
Date: Today 22:00:01

[…]

Folks, let me introduce you to the world of Summer of Code on the Google
side.

There’s me.

There’s Tiffany, who does all the heavy lifting in terms of sending out
payments and shirts and what not, with my help.

There’s one engineer working on this part-time, and Chris and Greg are
involved mostly at the beginning and do managerial looking in from time to
time.

That’s it.

There are 1100+ new students this year.

We have found a system that works for us and should work for you given the
resources we have.

Best,
LH

Jakie wyobrażenie o ekipie zdążyli już sobie wyrobić studenci:

Re: Submitting Your Tax Forms & Proof of Enrollment To Google
From: “Germán Poó-Caama?o”
To: google-summer-of-code-students-list@googlegroups.com
Date: Today 16:31:51

Disclaimer: I’m not a googler.

2008/4/24 Zhang :
[…]
> 2. “Non-English is fine.”
> – Is that means Google’s employees would translate non-English
> doucuments into English?

Google is a cosmopolitan place. Someone there will understand
whatever language the document was written.

They are trying to do easy for us.

I wouldn’t surprise if they also have a polarbear working for them ;-)
[…]

Z jak życiowymi problemami się zderzają:

Re: Submitting Your Tax Forms & Proof of Enrollment To Google
From:
Haoyu Bai
To:
google-summer-of-code-students-list@googlegroups.com
Date:
Today 14:28:32

I am a Chinese student and my student card having only the Chinese name
printed on it. Then can I submit copy of this student card as proof of
enrollment?

A na koniec smaczek, najlepiej brzmiący kierunek studiów na świecie ;)

Re: [crap] Non computer science majors
From: “Kurt H Maier”
To: google-summer-of-code-students-list@googlegroups.com
Date: Today 17:25:00

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 10:19 AM, DT wrote:
>
> Hi all,

I’m a Science major. No, really. My degree will say “Bachelor of
Science in Science”

--

Kurt H Maier

Komentarze

  • lRem (2008-04-25 10:46:38):

    No i prześmieszne sformułowanie w ich prawie:

    IRS Publication 519 (2007), "U.S. Tax Guide
    > for Aliens.&quot

  • trasz (2008-04-25 13:35:52):

    To by tlumaczylo, dlaczego Obcy nie chca sie ujawniac.

  • lRem (2008-04-25 13:36:50):

    Bo zapłaciliby cło za wwóz UFO do USA? ;)