=== What steps will you take to encourage students to interact with your project's community before and during the program? ===
The development team actively uses the forums, IRC, Wiki and the development mailing list during
the entire project development . We consider out students to be special, but developers nonetheless. Each developer including our students is encouraged to take part in discussions, whatever the means these discussions occur. As a pragmatic fact, on IRC any student will be able to get support literally 24/7, as our developers are scattered all over the globe.
;Not only the mentors, but also the entire development team, are encouraged to communicate with the students. The students are marked with a special flag on our IRC channel, so everyone knows who they are . And we require the students to write introductory letters to our development list, so everyone will have an impression about them, their skills and their assigned task (of course).
;In order to help the students
familiarize themselves with the project, we also have created several pieces of documentation for them. In particular, we have an exhaustive developer central where we describe the all-important internals of ScummVM. This is valuable as a quick reference as well as during the initial explorations of the codebase.
=== What will you do to encourage that your accepted students stick with the project after Google Summer of Code concludes? ===