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Xapian GSoC Applications for 2014

Student applications for GSoC closed a few hours ago, and here are some initial stats on the proposals we received for Xapian (for comparison, see my blog posts for 2011 and 2012).

We received a total of 31 applications this year - here's a graph of total applications received against time:

Graph of student applications to Xapian in GSoC 2014

If you're an admin or a mentor, you can produce a similar graph for your own org(s) - just download this OpenDocument spreadsheet and follow the instructions inside.

Of the 31, 18 were submitted in the last 12 hours, with the latest submission a rather brave 99 seconds before the deadline.

The total number is lower than the 42 and 41 we received in previous years, but in a quick skim through I didn't see anything we'd immediately discount as a spam proposal and mark as invalid. So that 31 is more comparable with the numbers after removing spam from previous years (which were 33 and 30).

I suspect the improved quality and the even more marked spike as the deadline nears may be due to the new requirement that students upload proof that they are enrolled before they can submit a proposal.

Posted in xapian by Olly Betts on 2014-03-22 12:35 | Permalink

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