The Fedora project represented the Google Summer of Code program for 8 years including 2013, after successful completion of GSoC 2013 we are now turning to host Google Code In program which can be described as the mini-GSOC.
Why work with Fedora?
Our project is large and diverse. We are very experienced at working with new contributors and helping them be successful.
Many long-time contributors continue to be around, lending expertise and mentoring. People who stay around the community and do good work are noticed. They get hired for jobs from it, including being hired by Red Hat. Past Google Summer of Code students were hired by Red Hat, as well as interns in various positions. This is just an example, as experience and reputation in the Fedora Project communities is influential on your career in many ways.
As long-standing communities with many facets, it is possible for you to find many rewarding sub-projects to work on.
You should know that contributing to FOSS doesn't require you to have super programming skills, or super-anything else. You just need be interested and curious enough, and be willing to become comfortable being productively lost. This is the state of learning through finding your way around and figuring things out.
Following team is basically manage and operate the program, it is a little team with lot of support from mentors and other interesting community members.
In order to clarify matters/ obtain more info related with the GCI 2013 with the Fedora Project please contact the administrators directly (please consider CCing the summer-coding list where ever possible).
Anyone who is interested towards this program can be joined as a mentor as long as you meet following requirements,
- should be willing to support students by providing required guidance and if required some knowledge to complete the task.
- should be able to support the students patiently, keeping mind that the students may not be professional and good in communication.
- should be willing to spend 5 hours a week with the program and at least willing to take the responsibility of one task.
Mentors for GCI 2013
- Please add your name if you would like to participate as a mentor with the program.
Instructions to mentors
Since there is a high student participation we need to be ready with enough tasks, therefore each mentor suppose to have at least 25 tasks. Follow instructions below to submit your task list (25 tasks in any category).
Prepare a spreadsheet(Google drive would be good) with following columns and add 25 tasks in any category.
- Columns = Title, Description, Category, Hours to complete, Level (beginners, medium, advanced), Links
Add the link to your spreadsheet in this wiki below
Task from mentors
Hello Students, welcome to the Fedora Project. It is great to work with you over the GCI Program, however we looking for students,
- who are ready to learn ..
- who has the courage to accept challenges ...
- who is ready to explore new areas ....
Students are required to complete tasks which are published under following five categories;
- Code : Tasks related to writing or refactoring code
- Documentation/Training : Tasks related to creating/editing documents and helping others learn more
- Outreach/research : Tasks related to community management, outreach/marketing, or studying problems and recommending solutions
- Quality Assurance : Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high quality
- User Interface : Tasks related to user experience research or user interface design and interaction
Find the task page for GCI 2013.
Mailing List (GSOC related) : https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/summer-coding
Mailing List (Technical) : http://lists.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/devel
IRC : Channel - #fedora-devel or #fedora-summer-coding on Freenode
- November 1, 2013: Open Source Organizations are announced
- November 18, 2013, 9:00 AM Pacific Time / 17:00 UTC: Contest opens for entries by student participants
- January 5, 2014, 9:00 AM Pacific Time/ 17:00 UTC: No more tasks can be claimed after this time
- January 6, 2014, 9:00 AM Pacific Time / 17:00 UTC: All work stops, Contest ends
- January 13, 2014: Open Source Organizations submit their Grand Prize Winner nominees to Google Open Source Programs Office
- January 20, 2014: Google Open Source Programs Office announces the winners via blog post
Status : Under Preparation
Link : https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GCI_2013_org_application