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Public Lab has received support for students to work on Public Lab software projects via Google's Summer of Code program -- 2017 is our fourth great year of open source coding! In 2017 we also joined the Rails Girls Summer of Code program.

This is a key way that we are able to develop our collaborative platform (this site) as well as other Public Lab coding projects.

2017's program has wrapped up; [Rails Girls Summer of Code ends at the end of September. Please see (and update) our Ideas page to start preparing for 2018 -- it's never too early!



Title Author Updated Likes
Wrapping up Google Summer of Code 2017 at Public Lab @warren over 1 year ago
Web Working Group Update 20: August 2017 @warren over 1 year ago
Final posts for Google Summer of Code @liz over 1 year ago
GSoC Submission for Map of Projects @mridulnagpal over 1 year ago
GSoC 2017: Final Report on Wiki Discussion @Ashan over 1 year ago
GSoC 2017: Final Work Product of Image Sequencer Project @ccpandhare over 1 year ago
Getting to know plotsbot @ryzokuken over 1 year ago
Demo for leaflet-blurred-location @mridulnagpal over 1 year ago
Web Working Group Update 19: June 2017 @warren over 1 year ago
Introducing Question Button in Wiki Pages @Ashan almost 2 years ago
Google Summer of Code 2017 - and a call for community mentors @warren almost 2 years ago
Email Notification Overhaul @stella almost 2 years ago
Email notification overhaul @bash almost 2 years ago
Image-sequencer - Graph Editor @calvrix almost 2 years ago
Graph Editor for the Image-sequencer @calvrix almost 2 years ago
Graph Editor for Image-sequencer @calvrix almost 2 years ago
OmniAuth and Wiki Discussion @vaibhavgeek almost 2 years ago
Omniauth and Gamification of contributing to Public Lab @vaibhavgeek almost 2 years ago
GSOC - Upgrade Plot to Rails 4 and Email Notification Overhaul @aayushgupta1 almost 2 years ago
Re-construction for ImageSequencer @yachao almost 2 years ago
Expanded Rich Wikis @bansal_sidharth2996 almost 2 years ago
Upgrading Plot to Rails 5 @aayushgupta1 almost 2 years ago
Android app for Image sequencer @ashwinvasudevan almost 2 years ago
Developing Image Sequencer as a Library @ccpandhare about 2 years ago
Upgrade Plot to Rails 4/Implementation of Facebook/Twitter Login @siaw23 about 2 years ago
OAuth-based login for FB, Twitter @siaw23 about 2 years ago
Tagging Interface @mkashyap354 about 2 years ago
Wiki Discussion @Ashan about 2 years ago
GSoC Proposal - Email Notifications Overhaul @Khamba about 2 years ago
Map of Projects @mridulnagpal about 2 years ago
Call for Summer of Code 2017 proposals! @warren about 2 years ago
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Create a welcoming "first-timers-only" issue to invite new software contributors - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »
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What does it mean to be a mentor? Mentors basically check in with a student once per week roughly from May-August, and offer some project management guidance... the plots-dev list can provide code-specific input so we share the burden of specific technical support.

We do occasional chat or skype sessions, and mentors rely on each other quite a bit, on the plots-gsoc list. Students often need project and time management guidance more than code guidance, and also need to be occasionally reminded to ask for input on the community lists when they get into trouble. also has a lot of resources on mentoring.


Mentor "guidebook":

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