- Are you a university or college student ?
- Ready to make some good money?
- Get mentor-ship from top programmers?
- Contribute to open source?
- Code alongside other international students?
- ... and work at the comfort zones.....?
Then you probably need to apply for GSoC.
What is GSoC?
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that matches students up with open source, free software and technology-related organizations to write code and get paid to do it! The organizations provide mentors who act as guides through the entire process, from learning about the community to contributing code. The idea is to get students involved in and familiar with the open source community and help them to put their summer break to good use.
Accepted students gain exposure to real-world software development, and employment opportunities in areas related to their academic pursuits. Participating organizations are able to identify and bring in new developers. Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all; all code produced as part of the program is released under an open source license. The fact that you get to write code that people from all over the world can use - how cool is that!
This program has brought together thousands of students and mentors from over 100 countries worldwide. At the time of writing, over 200 open source projects, from areas as diverse as operating systems and community services, have participated as mentoring organizations for the program. Successful students have widely reported that their participation in GSoC made them more attractive to potential employers and that the program has helped greatly when embarking on their technical careers.
Goals of the ProgramThe GSoC program has several goals:
- Get more open source code written and released for the benefit of all.
- Inspire young developers to begin participating in open source development.
- Help open source projects identify and bring in new developers.
- Provide students the opportunity to do work related to their academic pursuits during the summer: "flip bits, not burgers."
- Give students more exposure to real-world software development (for example, distributed development and version control, software licensing issues, and mailing list etiquette).
Dateline for application is 27th march 2015,so hurry and submit you proposals.
Feel free to shoot me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if stuck.
happy coding -:)
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