Congratulations to everyone who made it through the selection process.
However, I would raise an objection to the selection of particular student in my project: Wizard/GUI helping students/interns apply and get started.
The Idea that I worked on was to subscribe to mailing lists using python(requests) module. I started to work on this part on 10 Feb 18 and sent first mail to the mentor, Daniel Pocock on 13th Feb 18 on his personal email. This was my first commit.
After Mr. Daniel Pocock told me to put my application on the mailing lists, I Introduced my application on the mailing list[1
] on 21st Feb 18 along with the code(which I made public ).
However, Another student Minkush Jain[2
] didn't even introduced himself on the mailing list nor have a wiki page and got selected in the same project by working on the same idea on which I worked about 1 month ago.
Also, the amount of similarity in my code and his is amazing. Adding something on top of something that was already available won't make much of a different code. The functionality achieved by both the codes was nearly same.
For Reference, see this code of his: [3
] & [4
I see a lot of similarities from my subscribe mailing list function[5
If mentors thought that there is something lagging in my code, they could have told me about that. I have been waiting for more than a month for a single suggestion but received none!
Now at the end of all this, I feel cheated and really disappointed by the selection procedure. I had put a lot of efforts to make this work as this was my last chance to be part of GSoC. I was surprised how this could happen even after the enormous amount of work that mentors put here.
This was unexpected!
Nitish Kumar Dwivedi