Yesterday we had a useful online orientation meeting for our GSOC students and mentors. Everyone introduced themselves (with lots of interesting facts being divulged!) then Martin D gave an overview of the Moodle development process and talked about our coding guidelines.
I encouraged students to post in the forums of our GSOC 2009 course and participate in our jabber chat firstname.lastname@example.org, in addition to engaging with the wider Moodle community on moodle.org. I also reminded students to check GSOC expectations for a list of what they should be doing.