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.
Absences / non-delivery periods of more than 7 days will require approval at the initial application stage
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).