SoC Application Template
(This template is for students applying to summer code programs with Public Lab. Use this link to start writing a post: https://publiclab.org/post?n=899&tags=soc,soc-2019,soc-2019-proposals You can delete this line once you've started filling it out.)
Tell us about yourself!
Affiliation (organization/school -- optional!)
Location: (generally where you are, no exact locations please!)
Here, you don't have to have a complete proposal when you begin. Just tell us some of your ideas and we'll help you refine it into a full proposal gradually!
Abstract/summary (<20 words):
What problem(s) does your project solve?
Break your project up into small projects -- one per week!
See this page for guidance on breaking your plan up into small, self-contained parts: https://publiclab.org/notes/warren/01-18-2018/software-outreach-modularity-is-great-for-collaboration
What resources will you need: people, documentation, literature, sample data, hardware if applicable
_Have you looked over our welcome page and are you familiar with how to make your first contribution? Have you already made it? We're eager to see that you've had a good experience making a small initial contribution to our site. Please check out our welcoming page: _
And paste in links to your initial contributions here so we can see!
You can use links like these to show recent activity:
- Comments, to show overall community involvement (like helping others): https://github.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=commenter%3Ajywarren+org%3Apubliclab&type=Issues
- Open issues: https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/issues/created_by/jywarren
- Closed PRs: https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/pulls?q=is%3Apr+author%3Ajywarren+is%3Aclosed
Tell us how you've learned about writing software; what languages you've been learning, if you've worked on other projects, links to GitHub or other code repositories or samples.
Describe teams you've worked with before, whether open or closed source, and in what capacity you participated. Cite examples of how you were self-motivated and self-sufficient.
What about our projects, and Public Lab, interests you? What are you passionate about? Open science, environmental justice?
Whom do you want your work to help? We especially appreciate proposals which make technologies and techniques more welcoming and friendly to those who've often been excluded.
Do you understand this is a serious commitment, equivalent to a full-time summer job? Tell us how you'll structure your schedule from day to day!