Volunteer contributor with the Wikimedia Foundation & Co-Founder of ThinkFOSS [ Random Python and PHP freak ]
Engaging in and bringing in new developers to your Community
WikiToLearn India Conference
18-19 Jan 2016
Tony Thomas, 01tonythomas[at]gmail[dot]com
I'm in deep trouble
** things got real
wrong audience for the talk
super cold and welcoming Jaipur
almost all I wanted to talk, others covered
almost spammed a lot of you with my usual things
very nice food, after long time
I'm gonna change my topics a bit here and there \m/
Caution: All slides from now assumes that University stduents might be interested in doing GSoC after healthy community engagements.
my quick open source story - boring, showoff
how to start with any org ?
basic requirements ? - long told, ORLY ?
the GSoC & Outreachy thingy
preparing your proposal, what exactly is this thing ? - might be interesting (?)
my new idea - how would you like it ? - superficial, drama, optmism
by the end, you will be like..
my Open Source story ?
2014 - GSoC student with Wikimedia Foundation, first patch in 2013 sept.
2015-16 GSoc Mentor
2016 - Outreachy + GSoC org admin
Masters at TU Berlin (ITA)
2016-17 intern with Igalia, Spain.
Develops web on Python, PHP, Angular etc
Had been to couple of conferences and hackathons here and there!
starting with any org?
search in g.co/gsoc
your org ?
past selections, projects
join IRC, ML, bug tracker
find simple bugs
can't reproduce ? stuck ?
fix, push, reviewed
try python ?
yes, there are!
command over written English - write more Emails, make one local ML ?
understand basic version control - try.github.io ?
command in your favourite programming/scriptting language - this can be improved over time, too
skill to get help, etiquettes. etc
have a great Github profile, and a technical blog
The GSoC & Outreachy thingy \m/
- University students
- Have projects in all language
- You need to start early
- Mentors, Org admins
- 178 orgs
- next_round = March, 2017
- Open for non-males
- Rest = same as GSoC
- Gnome Foundation
- Mentors, Org Admins
- org_count = 12
- University students can make it - finaly year project!
- Stipend of 5500 USD (?) sent out in 3(?) intervals
- Wonderful technical mentors
- Working in a technical community in a real time huge project!
Preparing your proposal ?
starting early, right projects
Life of a successful project
Start Early ?
If early ?
come up with your own ?
and once you complete your project
deploy it, get into production, maintain it!
mentor for Google Code In
start a FOSS club in your Uni (maybe) ?
talk about your project in confs ?
and to the new idea part
Caution: you are the wrong audience here!
participate in GSoC
mentor for GCI
mentor for GSoC
mentor for GCI
particiapte in GSoC
mentor for new prog ?
thats it. Enough of todays disappoinment, lets talk code later today!
WikiToLearn India LNMIIIT
By Tony Thomas