Before Your Organization Applies
As an Organization Administrator, you are the overlord of your organization's projects. You are the first and final point of contact for your organization throughout the program. The Program Administrators depend on you to herd the cats (Mentors) in your organization to ensure that they meet their obligations to their Students, your Mentoring Organization and Google Summer of Code.
How do I create a profile in Melange?
The first step to participating as an Organization Administrator is to create a profile in Melange. Please remember that you need to have a Google account to create a profile with the program. If you don't have a Google account, you will need to sign up for one via accounts.google.com/signup. Once you have a Google account, the first step to creating a profile is to press Login on the left hand navigation bar from the homepage. Once you have logged in with your Google account, click on the Register link in the middle of the homepage.
The next step is to register as an Organization Administrator via the Register as an Org Admin page.
- If you have a profile in Melange from one of the previous programs, the top part of the page indicates what user you are logged in as. If this is not correct and you want to use a different account, click on the Not you? link to sign out and sign in with a different account. Please note, your username is set in stone site-wide and you cannot change it.
- Please review the Mentoring Organization/Mentor Participant Agreement and, if you agree to the terms therein, click the "I Agree to the Admin Agreement" check box. You will notice that this agreement incorporates our Program FAQs and Terms of Service by reference. Make sure you have reviewed these documents prior to agreeing.
- Complete the rest of the form. Note that information entered in the Contact Info and Shipping Info parts are visible only to Program Administrators.
- Submit the form to create an Organization Administrator profile.
Once you have logged in and created a profile, Melange shows you a new section of the homepage (see bottom middle of the page) with a link called Apply as a new Mentoring Organization.
Where do I change what Notifications I get?
You can change your preferences at the bottom of your Profile by checking or unchecking the appropriate boxes. You will see help text below each of the notifications describing more about how they function.