GSoC/Outreachy

What? How? When? 
How Much? ;)

What

  • International annual/biannual program
  • Contribute to open source projects of different organizations

How and When

  • Eligibility
    • GSoC - You must be a student. That's it.
    • Outreachy - For all the girls who code.
  • International annual/biannual program
  • This year
    • GSOC : March 15 - 26, 2016
    • Outreachy : February 16 - March 22, 2016

How Much??

Approx 3,00,000+ INR ;)

 

  • Google/Gnome awards stipends of US $ 5500, to all students
    • successfully complete a requested free and open-source software coding project during the summer

Coming up with a strong proposal

  • Read and explore the project idea

  • Discuss with mentor and community

  • Don't try to over-aim. Make it realistic

  • The process is iterative 

Working with the Wikimedia community 

Advantages

  • Work with Global Community
  • Interaction with awesome programmers
  • Global Contribution
  • Excellent Internship Opportunity (GSoC, OPW etc.)
  • Travelling 
     
  • Last but not the least
  • Profile

Sticking later after the internship period

  • Become a GSoC/Outreachy mentor
  •  Become a GCI mentor 
  • Continue as a regular contributors

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