Volunteer contributor with the Wikimedia Foundation & Co-Founder of ThinkFOSS [ Random Python and PHP freak ]
GSoC in 2017 in 30 mins
KDE Conf India
10-13 March, 2017
talks are fun (?)
I flew bit more than others, scheduled by @rharish
We had hosted a KDE conf before = \m/
Afternoon is the best time for a talk zzz.
you might enjoy this
me + KDE = ?
mild OSS user/dev
so for next 30 mins..
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 (?)
what changed in 2017 ?
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 ?
names revealed as chats are on a publicly logged channel (#wikimedia-devrel)
stay, for gods sake!
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
humans are funny with proposals..
or are they ?
The GSoC & Outreachy thingy \m/
- University students
- Have projects in all (?) language
- You need to start early
- Mentors, Org admins
- 201 orgs
- March 20 - April 3, 2017 = apply
- Open for non-males
- Rest = same as GSoC
- Gnome Foundation
- org_count = 12
- University students can make it - finaly year project!
- March 30 = deadline
- 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 ?
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 ?
what changed in 2017 ?
the fun ===== same
the work ===== same
your mentors ===== same
New rules ?
- 2 maximum successful try per lifetime
- Stipend of Indian students now 2400 USD - more slots ?
thats it. Enough of todays disappoinment, lets talk code later today!
and if someone is interested!
KDE Conf, India
By Tony Thomas