KDE and Google Summer of Code 2018

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 23:03:25 GMT 2018

Hello GSoC mentors, and teams supporting mentors,

TL;DR: Fill out https://community.kde.org/GSoC/2018/Ideas; read
https://community.kde.org/GSoC. Now.

Every year, we've asked for more time to get ramped up for GSoC, and so now
is the time for organizations to apply[1]. We have begun to write our
application, and  that means that our Ideas page needs to be filled NOW,
because that is the prime consideration for the GSoC team once the Org
Applications deadline has passed.

The quality of our ideas and the guidance they give our students are the
most important part of our application. Please begin filling in your ideas
now if you have not already, and ensure that that page is comprehensive,
accurate and attractive. Including screenshots and other images is allowed,
if it enriches the idea for a project. *Please ensure complete information
about how to contact the team*; this is crucial.

Also, take a look at the landing page https://community.kde.org/GSoC.
Experienced mentors agree that:

1. commits must be made before the student proposal is submitted, and
linked on that proposal, and

2. that regular communication from the student must be initiated by the
student at least weekly, and we expect daily or nearly daily communication
with the team in a more informal way.

Be sure to point students to that information, as this should lower the
number of proposals, while raising the quality.

1. https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/timeline

PS: If your team has an Idea, ensure that you have mentors for it, and that
those mentors are subscribe to KDE-Soc-Mentor list. Remove any ideas
without mentors available, please. Now, before you forget!

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