Google Summer of Code 2015

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We have been a mentoring organization for GSoC 2015. For details about the Wikimedia submission, see phab:T921.

Google Summer of Code 2015 is one of the outreach programs we are planning to organize. The org admins coordinating this edition are Niharika Kohli and Quim Gil. To follow the project in detail, check the GSoC 2015 workboard in Phabricator.

See also the parallel program Outreachy/Round 10.

Timeline[edit]

Please also review the official timeline and Outreach programs/Life of a successful project.

  • 2 March: List of accepted mentoring organizations published
  • 25 March, 1700 UTC: Wikimedia IRC meeting in #wikimedia-ect (last year's logs)
  • 27 March: Student application deadline
  • 13 April: Slot allocations published to mentoring organizations
  • 27 April: Accepted student proposals announced [1]
  • 25 May: Official start.
  • TBD: GSoC & Outreachy IRC meeting (last year's logs)
  • 26 June - 3 July: Mid term evaluations by students and mentors.
  • 21 August: Firm 'pencils down' date.
  • TBD: GSoC & Outreachy wrap-up meeting on IRC; #wikimedia-office @ 3pm UTC
  • 18-22 August: Final evaluations by students, mentors, and organization administrators.
  • 28 August: Final evaluation deadline
  • 7 & 8 November: Mentor Summit at Google

Be part of something big[edit]

These are the people we develop for.

We believe that knowledge should be free for every human being. By working with us, you're contributing to one of the world's largest collaborative knowledge base. You will be adding value to the vast pool of knowledge that has been and will keep satisfying the everlasting curiosity of knowing more. You can be part of a team that solves challenges and scales features to a million users. From desktop to mobile to analytics to bots, it has something to offer for everyone.

We prioritize efforts that empower disadvantaged and underrepresented communities, and that help overcome barriers to participation. We believe in mass collaboration, diversity and consensus building to achieve our goals.

Wikipedia has become the fifth most-visited site in the world, used by more than 400 million people every month in more than 270 languages. Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata and Wiktionary are some of the other free content projects hosted by Wikimedia thanks to MediaWiki. There is also a wide collection of open source software projects around them.

Much more can be done: stabilize infrastructure, increase participation, improve quality, increase reach, encourage innovation.

Apply[edit]

Ready to start working on your upcoming internship project? Then it's time to read and follow Life of a successful project.

Project ideas[edit]

  • Look through the possible-tech-projects and outreach-programs-projects for project ideas
  • Post in the task comments, ask intelligent and explicit questions ("Could you tell me more about this?" is a bad example), do your research thoroughly, don't expect spoon-feeding. That's the recipe for a perfect intern!