Mentorship programs/Application template
The sooner we know about your project proposal the better. We can save you a lot of time by bringing more eyes to your draft and pointing you to the right direction. You are encouraged to start drafting your application as a subpage of your mediawiki.org userpage as soon as possible. Once you feel the basic idea is framed, the next steps will be to find or file an enhancement request at Bugzilla and send an email to the wikitech-l mailing list including the links to your wiki page and your bug report.
If you have any question the best place to ask is the Discussion page related to the program you are applying to.
Check also some real examples of good GSoC project proposals.
- Public URL: (the page under your mediawiki.org user page where the full proposal can be found)
- Bugzilla report: (link to the related report at http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org )
- Announcement: (link to the announcement of your proposal at the wikitech-l mailing list.
Name and contact information
IRC or IM networks/handle(s):
Typical working hours:
Short summary describing your project: what it means to accomplish, and how it will benefit MediaWiki or Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia.
Include a brief, clear work breakdown structure with milestones and deadlines. Make sure to label deliverables as optional or required. It’s OK to include thinking time (“investigation”) in your work schedule. Deliverables should include investigation, coding, deploying, testing and documentation.
We don't just care about your project -- you are a person, and that matters to us! What drives you? What makes you want to make this the most awesomest wiki enhancement ever?
You don't need to write out your life story (we can read your blog if we want that), but we want to know a little about what makes you tick. Are you a Wikipedia addict wanting to make your own experience better? Did a wiki with usability problems run over your dog, and you're seeking revenge? :-) What does making this project happen mean to you?
We don't just want to know what you plan to accomplish; we want to know how. Briefly describe your work style: how you plan to communicate progress, where you plan to publish your source code while you're working, how and where you plan to ask for help. (We will tend to favor applicants that demonstrate a clear vision for what it means to be an active participant in our development community.)
Past open source experience
Do you have any past experience working in open source projects (MediaWiki or otherwise)? If so, tell us about it! If you have already written a feature or bugfix in a Wikimedia technology such as MediaWiki, link to it here; we will give strong preference to candidates who have done so.
Any other info
Please add any other relevant information -- UI mockups, references to related projects, a link to your proof of concept code, whatever. There are no specific requirements, but we love to see people who love what they're doing. Show us you're excited about this project and have an interest in the background and are considering how best to make your idea work.
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