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{{Admon/tip | Upcomming importants dates for students, <br/>
 
{{Admon/tip | Upcomming importants dates for students, <br/>
'''March 16:''' List of accepted mentoring organizations published on the Google Summer of Code 2012 site.<br/>
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'''10 March:19:00 UTC''' Student application period opens.<br/>
'''March 17-25:''' Would-be student participants discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations.}}
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'''21 March:19:00 UTC''' Student application deadline.
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{{Admon/tip | Status of the GSoC 2012, now! <br/>
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{{Admon/tip | Students should at least complete following steps on or before 21 March (1900 UTC) to get qualified their submission as valid submission;
The Fedora Project has submitted their application to GSoC admins. Whether the Fedora is in the program or not will be announced on 16th March. Fedora participated GSoC in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011.}}
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# have subscribed with the summer-coding mailing list
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# owns a FAS account
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# application is available on the Fedora project wiki
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# application is submitted to google-melange
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Missing one of above will results in rejecting your application. Therefore please be extra careful.
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==Learn about the program==
 
==Learn about the program==
  
* [http://code.google.com/soc/ GSoC official site]
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* [https://www.google-melange.com GSoC official site]
* [http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2012/faqs GSoC 2012 FAQs]
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* [https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2014/help_page GSoC 2014 FAQs]
  
 
== Find a project ==
 
== Find a project ==
  
* Find a project idea from [[Summer_coding_ideas_for_2012|the main idea page.]]
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* Find a project idea from [[Summer_coding_ideas_for_2014|the main idea page.]]
* Students can propose your own idea at the [[Summer_coding_ideas_for_2012/Students_Idea|students' idea page.]]
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* Students can propose your own idea at the [[Summer_coding_ideas_for_2014/Students_Idea|students' idea page.]]
  
 
==Start communicating==
 
==Start communicating==
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** [[User:Kaio]]
 
** [[User:Kaio]]
  
==Create your single application page==
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==Create your Application==
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* Login to the [https://fedoraproject.org/w/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&returnto=Fedora_Project_Wiki fedoraproject.org/wiki] using your Fedora Account Credentials.
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* Navigate the following URL, replacing <UserName> with your fedora username
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<code><nowiki>https://fedoraproject.org/w/index.php?title=GSOC_2014/Student_Application_<UserName>&action=edit</nowiki></code>
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* Populate the form on [https://fedoraproject.org/w/index.php?title=GSOC_2013/Student_Application_Template/Common&action=edit this page] with the contents of the following, filling in the necessary details:
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* Paste the content from the template page to your wiki page,
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'''(make sure to _omit_ the <nowiki><pre></nowiki> tags)'''
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* Save the page and then click 'watch this page' at the top
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* Do not forget to add Summer coding <year> category to your page, for example for 2014: <code><nowiki>[[category:Summer coding 2014]]</nowiki></code>
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* The contents of this page are ''transcluded'' in to your proposal, which is a wiki tag to pull (include) the contents of one page in to another page.
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If you need help visit [[GSOC_2014#Communication]]  and/or view the sample proposal at
* Right click on this page name and choose to open in a new tab: [[GSOC_2012/Student_Application_Template/Common]].
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[[GSOC_2012/Student_Application_Bckurera]]
* Open a new tab and type in the address <code>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Student_Application_FedoraUsername</code> Replace <code>FedoraUsername</code> with your Fedora Account System username.  This is going to be your ''application page''.
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* Go to the first tab with the ''Student_Application_Template'' content and click on the ''edit'' link.  When you have the page source, highlight and copy the code between <nowiki><pre></pre></nowiki> tags.
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* Go to the second tab with the ''Your Name'' title, and click the ''create'' tab on the top of the page.  When you have the edit window open, paste in all of the content from the ''Example Student'' tab.
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* Edit the content, using the included comments to guide you.  Be sure to include the category tag at the bottom of the page:
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** <pre><nowiki>[[Category:Summer_coding_2012]]</nowiki></pre>
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* When saving the page check the ''Watch this page'' box, or click on the ''watch'' tab when the page is published.
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* Sample application page can be found at [[GSOC_2012/Student_Application_Bckurera https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Student_Application_Bckurera]]
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==Draft your proposal==
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==Proceed Further==
  
* Right click on this page name and choose to open in a new tab: [[GSOC_2012/Student_Application_Template/Proposal]].
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If you have followed instruction at the above then you have started the first step, you need to refer to [[GSOC_2014/Student_Application_Process]] and continue.
* Open a new tab and put in the address <code>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Student_Application_FedoraUsername/ProposalName</code>  Replace <code>FedoraUsername</code> with your Fedora Username and replace <code>ProposalName</code> with a short name of the proposal, using an underscore '_' for space.  Try for no more than seven words for the short name, if possible.  This is going to be your ''proposal page''.
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* Go to the first tab with the proposal application and click on the ''edit'' link.  When you have the page source, highlight and copy the source in between <nowiki><pre></pre></nowiki> tags.
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* Go to the second tab with the <code>ProposalName</code> title, and click the ''create'' tab on the top of the page.  When you have the edit window open, paste in all of the content from the proposal application tab.
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* In the source for the new wiki page, note the transclusion, which is a page name surrounded by curly braces:
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<pre><nowiki>{{:Student_Application_FedoraUsername}}</nowiki></pre>
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* Replace the <code>FedoraUsername</code> with ''Your Fedora Username'' from your application page name.  (Don't worry about the spaces, MediaWiki automatically includes the underscore when it makes the link).
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* Fill out the rest of the proposal page content with information from your proposal.
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* Be sure your page includes the category tag at the bottom of the page:
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* <pre><nowiki>[[Category:Summer_coding_2012]]</nowiki></pre>
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* When saving the page check the ''Watch this page'' box, or click on the ''watch'' tab when the page is published.
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* Look at the saved page and make sure your application page information is transcluded properly.  If you have any problems with making these pages work, use IRC to get help.  Visit the page [[GSOC_2012#Communication]] for more information.
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* Sample proposal page can be found at [[GSOC_2012/Student_Application_Bckurera/sample_wiki https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Student_Application_Bckurera/sample_wiki]]
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* '''If you are submitting more than one proposal, please feel free to create proposal pages per each proposal and add them to your application page.
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==Let others know==
 
==Let others know==
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** [[Mailing_list_guidelines|Mailing List Guidelines]]
 
** [[Mailing_list_guidelines|Mailing List Guidelines]]
  
[[Category:Summer_coding_2012]]
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[[Category:Summer_coding_2014]]

Latest revision as of 19:24, 18 March 2014

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Upcomming importants dates for students,

10 March:19:00 UTC Student application period opens.
21 March:19:00 UTC Student application deadline.


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Students should at least complete following steps on or before 21 March (1900 UTC) to get qualified their submission as valid submission;
  1. have subscribed with the summer-coding mailing list
  2. owns a FAS account
  3. application is available on the Fedora project wiki
  4. application is submitted to google-melange

Missing one of above will results in rejecting your application. Therefore please be extra careful.


Contents

[edit] Learn about the program

[edit] Find a project

[edit] Start communicating

  • Begin communicating with the community. Other members of the community can help you refine your idea, and you may meet potential mentors. You should contact sub-projects within the community that can provide mentors for your project idea, and you should join,

[edit] Set up an account

If you do not already have an account in the Fedora Account System, create one.

[edit] Create your Application

  • Navigate the following URL, replacing <UserName> with your fedora username

https://fedoraproject.org/w/index.php?title=GSOC_2014/Student_Application_<UserName>&action=edit

  • Populate the form on this page with the contents of the following, filling in the necessary details:
  • Paste the content from the template page to your wiki page,

(make sure to _omit_ the <pre> tags)

  • Save the page and then click 'watch this page' at the top
  • Do not forget to add Summer coding <year> category to your page, for example for 2014: [[category:Summer coding 2014]]


If you need help visit GSOC_2014#Communication and/or view the sample proposal at GSOC_2012/Student_Application_Bckurera

[edit] Proceed Further

If you have followed instruction at the above then you have started the first step, you need to refer to GSOC_2014/Student_Application_Process and continue.

[edit] Let others know

Let others know about your submission by forwarding your application URL with a brief description about your proposal to the summer-coding mailing list.

[edit] Keep communicating

  • We cannot overstress the importance of communication. Keep talking, and listening, to the discussion group, to the sub-projects relevant to your proposal and to potential mentors. Be patient, as mentors and other contributors are often very busy people.