12 March 2014

Apply for istSOS ideas within the Google Summer of Code program

Google Summer of Code students application period is now open

Also this year, as an hosted project of OSGeo (Open Source Geospatial Foundation), istSOS welcome students who may want to contribute to the project by implementing new ideas (see istSOS ideas page).
Selected students can receive 5'000 USD from Google to work on the Open Source project !!!

Application rules and references (from OSgeo GSoC Admins)

Google Summer of Code [0] students application period is now open.
The application period closes on March 21st.

Here [1] is a link to all common questions on GSoC, that cover the basics about the program and also specific questions on how to apply and what are the requirements for students and mentors.

OSGeo homepage on Melange shows the application template [2] that students shall use and will contain the direct link for application submission.

Our suggestions to students are summarized as follows: 
  • check the eligibility requirements first (see the link to common questions) 
  • get inspiration and info from the OSGeo Ideas wiki page [3] 
  • if you are new, introduce yourself to the developer team you wish to join 
  • register on Melange and submit the application, even as draft, not later than next week. You are able to edit it or withdraw it anytime during the application period.Interested students and mentors are welcome to ask for clarification on the soc list soc@lists.osgeo.org or, if privacy is needed, to the admins directly.. 
Let us remind that you don't need to already be an expert to take part to GSoC - if you are unsure, just ask what are the required skills for a given idea!

[0] GSoC homepage https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2014
[1] GSoC FAQ https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2014/help_page
[2] OSGeo application template for students https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org2/google/gsoc2014/osgeo
[3] OSGeo Ideas http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2014_Ideas