GSoC

for a non CS major

by

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Worries :(

Few major problems that you shall face:

  • Kindling with toy projects

  • Nobody to guide

  • No special incentive

Why GSoC?

GSoC bridges this gap this for you

  • Kindling with toy projects

  • Nobody to guide

  • No special incentive
  • Real world projects
  • Awesome mentors
  • Decent incentive ;)

Debunking common myths

  • GSoC is only for CS students...?
  • Pre-requisite coding knowledge needed...?
  • Need to be an expert in that language and project...?

No! No! and No!

Why does Google do this?

  • To spread the open source culture
  • You are a long term investment of the organization
  • Give open source periodic thrusts
  • Keep an eye on the talent pool ;)

Process of getting through

  • Pick a project of liking
  • Start early, get acquainted and communicate
  • Fix bugs and get aware of the code base
  • Write an awesome proposal and get through :)

Thriller learning experience

  • New language, new project, new people
  • Work etiquettes, clarity of communication
  • Soft skills
  • Opens tonnes of new avenues

That's all folks!

"You've seen my descent,

now watch my rising."

 - Rumi            

Catch me at

GitHub: Sumith1896

Facebook: Sumith Kulal

Email: sumith1896@gmail.com

Get in touch :)

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