GSoC Tips: How to choose a good student

A few months back, several of us GSoC “old timers” got together to make some videos to offer guidance to fellow Summer of Code mentors & org admins.

In this topic, let’s discuss tips & advice for how to choose a good student, and to make sure their project work is matched up well with their skills. This is one of the top concerns mentors have every year.

Here’s a short video we prepared with our best tips. What advice (or questions!) do others have about these questions, or related ones?