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Call for 2020 SoC proposals (GSoC and Outreachy)

by cess | March 02, 2020 07:25 02 Mar 07:25 | #22972 | #22972

Outreachy and GSoC

This year we're part of two different summer fellowship programs this year, Outreachy and Google Summer of Code (#GSoC) under DIAL -- GSoC recruits students and Outreachy recruits folks from underrepresented groups and minorities to work on open source projects.

We've done GSoC for a few years now and Outreachy for a fourth season. Gsoc explains:

Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school.

So, we're asking students from both programs to start posting their proposals for comment, here. Read on!


Outreachy's application deadline is the April 7, 2020 at 4pm UTC. GSoC applications will be close on March 31, 2020.

Read proposal ideas

Once you've gotten a bit familiar with our project (see [our welcome page here] Please feel free to ask questions in the comments below, or to join our chat channel at https://publiclab/chat

Our welcoming page will help you understand how we collaborate, and we'll be there to help you take your first step. And try tackling a first-timers-only issue, to get an idea of how to become a contributor!

Also, read this page carefully to understand our workflow and how we structure summer of code projects:

Please ask questions! We're very friendly and we love welcoming new people into our community.

Post a proposal for comment

Once you've read through some of these ideas and become a bit more familiar with our projects, it's time to post a proposal of your own.

You don't need to have a complete or even concrete idea -- share your thoughts early and we'll help you refine your proposal, and help you choose something that's the right difficulty level as well as being something our project really needs.

We've created a template for you to post a proposal here. Click here to begin:

Start drafting a proposal

Read other proposals

Before or after you post your own draft, read through others' listed below. Your best comments and input may come from other applicants!

Also see 2019's proposals here




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