- It shows us to what degree you have considered the problem. We will be able to see if the schedule seems realistic and well-considered.
- If selected, it will serve as a way to track your progress over the summer. Granted, we all know that schedules can slip due to surprises within the project, and so long as you show consistent progress you will be fine.
As a GSoC student, you will be paid by Google to be doing full-time work on your project. As such, we need to know:
- Does the GSoC conflict with exams at your university? If so, we can be flexible and adjust your project's schedule accordingly. The important thing is to let us know early.
- Do you have any other significant summer plans? Are you getting married, going on vacation, or expecting to start a job? If so, please tell us how this will impact your project and how you plan to handle it.
- Are you applying to any other internships (outside of GSoC) or summer employment? If there is a good chance you will decline an offer to work on a Clojure GSoC project in preference for something else, please let us now.
- Why Clojure? We are curious.
- How did you hear about Clojure and GSoC?
- Are you applying as a student to another GSoC organization? If so, please let us know. This will not impact your application with Clojure, but will help us out in the event that you are selected by us and someone else.