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==Create your single application page==   

Revision as of 21:30, 17 March 2012

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Upcomming importants dates for students,

March 17-25: Would-be student participants discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations.

March 26: Student application period opens.
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Status of the GSoC 2012, now!
Interested students start contacting mentors and collecting information about the interested projects !

Contents

Learn about the program

Find a project

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,

Set up an account

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

Create your single application page

  • 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.
  • Right click on this page name and choose to open in a new tab: GSOC_2012/Student_Application_Template/Common.
  • Open a new tab and type in the address https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Student_Application_FedoraUsername Replace FedoraUsername with your Fedora Account System username. This is going to be your application page.
  • 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 <pre></pre> tags.
  • 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.
  • Edit the content, using the included comments to guide you. Be sure to include the category tag at the bottom of the page:
    • [[Category:Summer_coding_2012]]
  • When saving the page check the Watch this page box, or click on the watch tab when the page is published.
  • Sample application page can be found at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Student_Application_Bckurera

Draft your proposal

  • Right click on this page name and choose to open in a new tab: GSOC_2012/Student_Application_Template/Proposal.
  • Open a new tab and put in the address https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Student_Application_FedoraUsername/ProposalName Replace FedoraUsername with your Fedora Username and replace ProposalName 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.
  • 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 <pre></pre> tags.
  • Go to the second tab with the ProposalName 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.
  • In the source for the new wiki page, note the transclusion, which is a page name surrounded by curly braces:
{{:Student_Application_FedoraUsername}}
  • Replace the FedoraUsername 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).
  • Fill out the rest of the proposal page content with information from your proposal.
  • Be sure your page includes the category tag at the bottom of the page:
  • [[Category:Summer_coding_2012]]
  • When saving the page check the Watch this page box, or click on the watch tab when the page is published.
  • 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.
  • Sample proposal page can be found at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Student_Application_Bckurera/sample_wiki
  • 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.

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.

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.