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Title: Reminder: First evaluation deadline on <date> (in W weeks)
Category: Development
Tags: gsoc

Hello, GSoC students and mentors.

I would like to remind you that the **first evaluation** deadline is approaching at the end of next week. Below is an extract from the [timeline](https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/timeline):

    June 29 18:00 UTC Mentors and students can begin submitting Phase 1 evaluations
    July 3 18:00 UTC Phase 1 Evaluation deadline

As a result, please make sure students talk to their mentors and make sure they are prepared and understand what is expected from them in order to successfully pass the evaluation.

Now would be a good time to review the [Student Guidelines](https://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/GoogleSummerOfCode/Guidelines#HSuggestedwayofworkingforacceptedGSoCstudents) and make sure that the students are on track with the deliverables expected from them, specifically:
- That they have [documented their progress](https://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/GoogleSummerOfCode/DocumentingStudentProgress)
- Before each coding period ends, each student must **release** a functioning, easily installable and testable version of their work so far.

Very important:
Do not forget to actually fill in the evaluation, when asked by Google, as not doing so (either by the student or the mentor) will cause the student to be failed by default, even if they did a great job so far. So *both* mentors and students need to fill in evaluations, and not only mentors!

Hope you're having a great time, learning and building cool stuff!

-The XWiki Development Team
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Created by Eduard Moraru on 2018/08/20 11:33
   

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