Hi, guys! Let me share some thoughts (not too much though) about GSoC 2014 Mentors Summit Reunion.
- Google made an awesome job making this possible for people to participate - this is really great selection of nice(mostly) people withing great environment :)
- Summit itself been very relaxed and enjoyable. - Great America amusement park visit was hilarious! - Tech talk with Linus Torvalds & Dirk Hohndel (ex SUSE emp.)  was quite a nice surprise especially by fact that Dirk started his speech with words like "...back then at SUSE" - Un-conferenced format also brought a lot of nice talks and conversations - Really funny meme of "Most Desirable Organization" 
- Unfortunately, because of the number of participants it has been moved from Google campus to San Jose Marriott hotel which is nice, but not the "campus", definitely.
- It is indeed very nice opportunity to present openSUSE to broad selection of IT guys. I had great opportunity to make some conversations about what we do and how green we are :)
- What I was missing and somehow that was my mistake - prepare and provide some openSUSE swag for the crowd. They had stickers exchange table, and chocolate/tea room. Stickers are awesome way to appear on many laptops around the globe. So next year that should be a requirement for our participants to take *a lot of openSUSE swag* with them and share that with the crowd:-)
- I will add a wiki page to  about Summit itself - its traditions and guidelines for our participants(also will consult with Douglas on that matter)
On 11/02/2014 07:20 PM, Saurabh Sood wrote:
Hi Artem, Dominik, Hope you had a great mentor summit. Could you share your experiences for the summit? In particular, if an organization is doing something different and really nice which we could use, that would be really helpful, as we are going to start preparing for the next GSoC.
Thanks a lot :)
On 04.11.2014 17:37, Artem Chernikov wrote:
Let me share some thoughts (not too much though) about GSoC 2014 Mentors Summit Reunion.
Thanks for the report and for representing us openSUSE GSoC mentors! :-)