Google Summer of Code 2017
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To learn about the full program timeline, visit the official website. We're in the Community Bonding Period until May 30th.
Recommended Steps for Current Students
Community Bonding Period (May 4th-30th)
By May 11th
- Verify your information listed on the under Accepted Projects section above.
- If you haven't yet subscribed to our mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org, please do so. Introduce yourself on this thread, share where you are from, a brief summary of project you will be contributing to this summer.
- Start communicating with your mentors on refining your project proposal, finalizing deadlines and setting milestones.
- You will receive an invitation to join a group chat on Zulip with other students and mentors of the program in a bit! All throughout the program for communication purposes, we will encourage candidates to be active on Zulip.
- If you haven’t yet setup a blog, please do so. We'll encourage you to submit weekly reports and link them from the Updates section in the table above. We'll also be sharing your work with our broader community through our social media channels.
- Please make sure you are aware of your responsibilities as a student.
By May 18th
- The first blogpost is due next Thursday i.e. May 18th, 2017 as indicated here. Every week, we’ll share your posts on Wikitech-I and through our social media channels
- Setup up your MediaWiki user page and keep it up to date with your project work and reports. Include in the user page a casual landscape picture of yourself in the actual place where you will work on your GSoC project. You can upload the picture to Wikimedia Commons using the web interface or the Commons mobile app. Some example of user pages of previous interns:
- Add a Twitter DP size photo to the Name column in Accepted Projects above. Also, replace your Zulip avatar with this picture and add a small bio to your profile
- Use the group chat on Zulip to engage in conversations with other interns and mentors
- Interested in learning about other Wikimedia technical topics? Watch the videos here.
- As, and when you finish any of the above, report by adding on the Updates section in Accepted Projects above.
Recommended Steps for Prospective Students
Read the recommended steps listed below if you are considering to apply to the program next year:
- Read the GSOC manual for students and develop your understanding of the various stages of the program.
- In the context of an outreach program with Wikimedia, learn how to have a successful project.
- Get a brief overview of projects available under Project Ideas section on this page. Choose a project that you really like and best fits your skill set. Express your interest in working on the project by commenting on the corresponding task on Phabricator. 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!
- To contribute to the MediaWiki development, learn some basic skills required here.
- Read some really good proposals that were accepted for the previous round:
- Submit your proposal on Wikimedia's Phabricator by following the instructions on our organization pageon the Google's program site. Make sure that you upload a copy of your proposal on the Google's program site as well in whatever format it's expected of you, include in it the link to your public proposal on Phabricator.
- If you would like to work on your own project idea, communicate with relevant developers first.