We decided to apply for Google Summer of Code program this year again.
The organization application period is open now and it will close Feb 19 at 1900UTC. - https://opensource.googleblog.com/2021/01/google-summer-of-code-2021-is-open-for-applications.html
Now it is time to prepare all necessary docs for application.
Questions we should answer first:
- Who is willing to participate as mentor? It would be nice if you provide a project ideas that you are willing to mentor. If you have potential student who can carry the project - please mention that too.
- Who can help with preparing application docs? We have docs for previous year here - https://synfig-docs-dev.readthedocs.io/en/latest/gsoc/2020.html. Most information can be copied.
Help to discuss ideas for student’s projects. See list from previous year - https://synfig-docs-dev.readthedocs.io/en/latest/gsoc/2020/ideas.html#projects-ideas.
Remember that we can accept idea only if there are someone who is willing to mentor it. In any case, post your crazy ideas in this thread and get fellow devs interested.
- Prepare list of simple issues to test skills of aspiring students. We need to examine list of existing issues in our tracker and mark some of them with “good-first-issue”, “help-wanted” and “Easy” labels. Adding simple issues is also appreciated.
Please remember for the 2021 GSoC program all projects students will be working on for the summer should be ~175 hr projects.
This year I plan to participate as a mentor.
Good luck to everyone.