Summer of Code Midterm Evaluations are in, Leslie Hawthorn reports on Google Summer of Code Blog.
Looks like a slight decrease in successful students percentage have been experienced: 90% against last year’s 95%. Maybe some kind of relation between the higher number of accepted students and the success rate decrease could exist.
After all, it’s no surprise at all that software projects’ success rate is not even close to 90% (some numbers here… however, in most of studies I walked through success rate does not exceed 50%), so – assuming the law of large numbers applies here too – increasing the number of students (and thus projects), SoCers success rate necessarily results closer to actual rates.
That being said, glad to read my answers to the survey were close to most students’ ones . Congratulations to all SoCers who made it so far, thanks to my mentor and the whole Eclipse SoC community for the great job they did and keep doing every day … now c’mon let’s get those t-shirts (that’s what all of this is about, ain’t it? )!