Advocacy & Outreach SIG Meeting - 2024 03 21

Attendees: AT, Kris Stern, Mark Waite, Bruno Verachten, JMM


  • SCaLEX
    • Seemed like smaller crowd this year but conversations were of quality
    • Google had a full page GSoC ad in the conference’s catalog
    • Had good break out sessions, more ai talks
    • Meta, GitHub, AWS had a large presence
  • GSoC
    • 34 drafts received.
    • 9 applicants submitted 2-3 project ideas draft proposals
    • Top 3 project ideas with most interest:
      • CloudEvents plugin for Jenkins (4)
      • Enhancing existing LLM model with domain-specific Jenkins knowledge (6)
      • Implementing UI for Jenkins infra statistics (6)
    • JMM: Noticed updated proposal(s) were resubmitted - either with same link or different link. We need to figure out a way to prevent this from happening next year. [AT: added instructions on the form not to make new submission for the same draft proposal]
    • Draft proposal will close tomorrow @12PM UTC
    • Deadline for mentors to complete draft review is March 27 @12AM UTC
  • Next event : CdCon April 16-18 in Seattle, Mark will be attending.
  • Reminders:
    • Jenkins awards: Voting form is at (closes March 22).
    • AT out of office April 3-19, should still be able to work on the final part of grading and submit final proposal rankings to Google.
    • JMM: will be offline parts of April but will still grade, not available for meetings.
    • BV: off 4/20 - 4/27
  • Next meeting May 2. Happy spring!