Accepted Students and Mentors
- If you don't have one yet, get an OpenMRS ID and create your user profile page. Upload an avatar photo. Make sure you are subscribed to the developer mailing list.
- If you haven't read it yet, read the GSoC Student Guide.
- Contact your mentor immediately and create a communication plan for now through the time of final evaluations. You should communicate once each week, if not more frequently. Determine the best way to communicate (e-mail, IRC, IM, Skype, telephone, etc.). Post the communication plan in your personal space on the OpenMRS wiki.
- Get OpenMRS installed and running. Read Developer Guide, Getting Started as a Developer, and ask others in the community if you have questions. If you ask questions the smart way, you'll get better responses.
- Get a development environment installed and running.
- Review our Conventions page. If you have quesitons about anything you read, contact your mentor or anyone the community.
- Set up a blog for GSoC. Send the URL to Unknown User (michael). If you don't have a blog yet, you can create one for free at WordPress.com or Blogger.com.
- Browse the current OpenMRS code specific to your project. Browse other GSoC organizations and the pages they have for their students. We want to be the best!
- Review the requirements for your project together with your mentor and agree on the final list of requirements with your mentor.
- Submit a formal written proposal and project timeline to your mentor. Make sure your mentor agrees with both. Post them in your personal space on the OpenMRS wiki.
- If possible, join the Developers Forum every Thursday. You can participate by telephone, Skype, or even just on IRC. The 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month will be dedicated to Summer of Code, so make every effort to attend to listen to your fellow students' presentations (see the next section for details).
- We use JIRA as a tool for issue tracking and project management.
- Tips for using e-mail:
- If you have a highly specific question, contact your mentor.
- Technical discussions, ideas, and requests for feedback should be sent to the entire community on the developers mailing list.
- The Interns mailing list is for accepted students to discuss SoC administrative issues. This list should not be used for technical discussions.
- IRC discussions in the #OpenMRS channel of freenode are always fun! Useful for shorter discussions or for large group discussions
- Skype or telephone — sometimes a short discussion can get ideas across much more efficiently
- Google Docs — an excellent tool for sharing and collaborating in real time on documents or spreadsheets
- Use the OpenMRS wiki often:
- Be sure to make a user profile page.
- Every project should have a OpenMRS wiki page where you document your project, progress, technical details, show mock ups, etc.
- Scheduling tools:
- Who are you? What are you studying?
- Please provide the URL to your OpenMRS ID personal profile page. (If you don't have one yet, please create one.)
- Why are you the right person for this task?
- Do you have any other commitments we should know about?
- List your Java experience.
- List your web interface experience.
- List any previous experience working with open source projects. (This experience is not a requirement.)
- Please provide links to websites created by you and/or source code examples.
- Do you have experience with Spring/Hibernate/DWR/HL7/Tomcat/MySQL/AOP? (Experience with any/all is not a requirement.)
- What is your preferred method of contact and how should we reach you with it? (phone, email, Skype, IRC, IM, etc.)
- If you have visited our IRC channel, please include your IRC nickname in your application.
- If you have added any patches to tickets, please include the ticket numbers.