RGSoC and GSoC
We're part of two different summer fellowship programs this year, Rails Girls Summer of Code (#RGSoC) and Google Summer of Code (#GSoC) -- both recruit software contributors to work on open source projects, and both provide a scholarship or stipend for a summer's work.
We've done GSoC for a few years now, and are really excited to be part of RGSoC this year. They write:
All people with non-binary gender identities or who identify as women (transgender or cisgender) are welcome to apply.
So, we're asking students from both programs to start posting their proposals for comment, here. Read on!
RGSoC's application deadline is the 8th of March. GSoC's is April 3rd.
Read proposal ideas
Once you've gotten a bit familiar with our project (see our welcome page here), the first step is to look over our ideas page, which you can find here. (Also see last year's, here!) Please feel free to ask questions in the comments below, or to join our Gitter channel at https://gitter.im/publiclab/soc
Also, take a look at our newcomer welcoming page, which will help you understand how we collaborate. And try tackling a first-timers-only issue, to get an idea of how to become a contributor!
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 this button to begin:
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!