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Call for Summer of Code 2019 proposals!

by warren | | 332 views | 6 comments |

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Outreachy and GSoC

We're part of two different summer fellowship programs this year, Outreachy and Google Summer of Code (#GSoC) -- both recruit software contributors to work on open source projects. We may also join Rails Girls Summer of Code (#RGSoC) once it opens, but would need to be accepted first.

We've done GSoC for a few years now, and are really excited to be part of RGSoC for a third year and Outreachy for a second season. Outreachy writes:

We expressly invite women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people to apply. We also expressly invite applications from residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, Native American/American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. Anyone who faces under-representation, systemic bias, or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply.

So, we're asking students from both programs to start posting their proposals for comment, here. Read on!

Deadlines

Outreachy's application deadline is the March 26, 2019 at 4pm UTC. GSoC applications will be open between March 25, 2019 - April 9, 2019.

Read proposal ideas

Once you've gotten a bit familiar with our project (see our welcome page here), the first step is to look over our ideas page, which you can find here. These were collected from the brainstorm we did earlier in the year.

For Outreachy, we will be posting a project idea soon on the Outreachy website.

Please feel free to ask questions in the comments below, or to join our chat channel at https://publiclab/chat

Our welcoming page will help you understand how we collaborate, and we'll be there to help you take your first step. And try tackling a first-timers-only issue, to get an idea of how to become a contributor!

Also, read this page carefully to understand our workflow and how we structure summer of code projects: https://publiclab.org/wiki/gsoc#How+we+work

Please ask questions! We're very friendly and we love welcoming new people into our community.

New this year

Once the term starts, we'll be asking all participants to review another person's work at least once time per week, and to either post a first-timers-only issue or help someone who's working on one once weekly. This will help us continue to support our growing community!

Post a proposal for comment

Once you've read through some of these ideas and become a bit more familiar with our projects, it's time to post a proposal of your own.

You don't need to have a complete or even concrete idea -- share your thoughts early and we'll help you refine your proposal, and help you choose something that's the right difficulty level as well as being something our project really needs.

We've created a template for you to post a proposal here. Click this button to begin:

Start drafting a proposal

Read other proposals

Before or after you post your own draft, read through others' listed below. Your best comments and input may come from other applicants!

Also see 2018's proposals here

Proposals

Title Author Updated Likes
SoC proposal: Community-toolbox @jainsubhahu new contributor about 18 hours ago
GSoC proposal: Mapknitter ORB Descriptor (w/ auto-stitching, pattern training, and live video support) and LDI revamp (major UI enhancements) @rexagod new contributor 1 day ago
SoC proposal: Community Toolbox overhaul @icode365 new contributor 4 days ago
GSoC proposal: Sensor data upload and display library @IshaGupta18 5 days ago
GSoC proposal: LEL 2.0 and work on Leaflet-Blurred projects . @sagarpreet 5 days ago
SoC proposal: GSoC: Websocket Implementation for Real-time Usage and Sensor data and Display Library @namangupta 20 days ago


Questions

Title Author Updated Likes
Software project ideas for upcoming 2018 Summer of Code fellowships? @warren about 1 year ago

Ask a question  or help answer future questions


5 Comments

Hi, all - just posting an update here; we've posted the Outreachy project for this summer here: https://www.outreachy.org/may-2019-august-2019-outreachy-internships/communities/public-lab/#publiclaborg-ui-improvements

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πŸ˜ƒ @namangupta i just replied to this tweet - will it work? https://twitter.com/PublicLab/status/1103311816548065280

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Added a new section with input from @bansal_sidharth2996 --

New this year

Once the term starts, we'll be asking all participants to review another person's work at least once time per week, and to either post a first-timers-only issue or help someone who's working on one once weekly. This will help us continue to support our growing community!

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Yeah, we are looking forwards for supportive folks.  Make sure to do 1. at least one PR review each week and 

  1. make some FTO issues in each week to involve new contributors inside your projects. People will love to be part of big projects. It is a great feeling to help others.

  2. Please take out a day from timeline from each month at end of each phase of SoC fellowship to write about what you learnt and did in the period. Earlier it was not compulsory. But let's make it compulsory. By this mentors will be able to access your progress. Don't forget to mention the ftos which you created during this period. Also mention the PR reviews which you did.

  3. We are planning for video calls I'm each month during SoC program. So, it will be great to see you all.

These are small activities which can lead to better and supportive community at PL. All participants all programs are encourage to write these in their proposals.

Thanks and best of luck.

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Added a new section with input from @bansal_sidharth2996 -- New this year Once the term starts, we'll be asking all participants to review another person's work at least once time per week, and to either post a first-timers-only issue or help someone who's working on one once weekly. This will help us continue to support our growing community!


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Three more optional suggestions: If you were a GCI mentor please mention it in your proposal. We will give extra credit to these long term collaborators. Second, it will be great to have a conference or seminar at your university about Public Lab and the programs which are held here. It is optional. No compulsion at all. Thirdly, help each other in writing their proposals by giving suggestions under the proposals

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