We understand that you can't work on your GSoC project 24x7; and a level of absenteeism will be tolerated.
However you must follow these rules; or; as always; we will have your project terminated or handed over to a backup student.
- Absences must be communicated with your mentor
- You must file Status Updates in advance if you're going to be out of range of the internet
- If you are hospitalised from a biking accident and you don't get information about this to us, we will potentially terminate your project (you're a contract worker unfortunately; you don't get paid for nothing). We will however followup with Google to ensure this doesn't jeopardise future work for you.
Why we're so picky
We've been burned before. Students disappearing for weeks on end; completely unreachable.
We consider you to be contract employees - even though Google is paying. In the contract world, non-delivery is unacceptable (unless it's for the government; or the Welsh development council).