seeking GSOC input

Hi All,

We are considering putting in for GSOC for Bokeh this year. I've never been involved in this process, so there are definitely questions. For example, as (I think) I understand it, we could submit an application directly to GSOC, or we could go through the PSF somehow? Not sure if one would be clearly better than the other (or if I am just off-track completely). If anyone has been through the process on the mentoring side of things, any information or advice would be welcome.