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Google Summer of Code Introductory Presentation Slides created by Kathiravelu Pradeeban. Pradeeban is currently a mentor for AbiWord. He was also a student mentored by AbiWord and OMII-UK, in 2009 and ...

Google Summer of Code Introductory Presentation Slides created by Kathiravelu Pradeeban. Pradeeban is currently a mentor for AbiWord. He was also a student mentored by AbiWord and OMII-UK, in 2009 and 2010, respectively..

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Google summer of code 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Summer of Code 2012 Kathiravelu Pradeeban AbiWord
  • 2. Contents Why GSoC? Before you begin.. Organization? Right Project? Shout! Apply. Code. Conclude/Continue. What Else? 2
  • 3. Google Summer of Code (GSoC)  Code for a chosen open source project for 3 months.  Google pays you! – 3 milestones. • Getting Accepted. • Mid-Evaluations. • Final Evaluations. – A certificate. – An awesome tshirt and gifts! – {500, 2250, 2250} USD. 3
  • 4. Some statistics of 2011 175 Organizations – 2096 mentors and co-mentors. Submitted – 3,731 students, from 97 countries. – 5,651 proposals. Accepted – 1115 students/projects • 68 countries. 4 • 595 universities.
  • 5. Success Rate.. is pretty high! Passed Midterm-Evaluations – Success rate upto mid - 90%+. Passed Final Evaluations. Success rate – 88% Google Open Source Blog on GSoC GSoC Student Guide 5
  • 6. Why Google Summer of Code? 6
  • 7. What do you need?♥ 7
  • 8. Time Line (2011) January 24th : Program Announced. February 28th – March11th : Organizations apply. March 18th : List of Accepted Organizations. March 18th - 27th : Students discussing project ideas. March 28th – April 8th : Students application period. 8
  • 9. Time Line After getting accepted.. April 25th : Accepted Students announced. : Community Bonding Period Begins. May 23rd : Coding Begins. July 11th – July 15th : Mid Evaluations. Aug 15th – Suggested Pencils Down.  Tests, Documentation improvements, etc. 9
  • 10. Time Line Concluding Aug 22nd – Firm Pencils Down.  Stop Work! Aug 26th – Final Evaluation Deadline. Aug 29th – Final Results. Aug 30th – Begin Code Submission to Google. 10
  • 11. Before you begin.. Google Summer of Code is all about being Open Source. Get your basics right. Netiquettes. Sign up to the lists. Join the relevant channel. 11
  • 12. Technologies .. Version Control Systems -  SVN, CVS, GIT, Mercurial, .. Build Tools -  Ant, Maven, .. IDE -  IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse, ..  Microsoft Visual Studio, Anjuta, .. 12
  • 13. Network Etiquettes Be Specific and clear. Research (google.. ;)) before asking. Be helpful to others. Be ethical; respect. NO CAPS! (UNLESS YOU ARE SHOUTING!) Dont take messages personally. Dnt snd ur sms msgs to thrds or lsts. Language/English 13
  • 14. Mailing lists Post only to the relevant list – User, Dev, .. Check the mail archives first. Avoid HTML mails. No [URGENT]/[IMPORTANT] tags. No unnecessary attachments. No Cross Posting. Dont hijack threads. 14
  • 15. IRC Etiquettes Be an observer first. Refer to others using their irc nick. Dont expect immediate replies; wait. Dont post bulk of text into irc.  Post error logs to http://pastebin.com/ or http://paste.ubuntu.com/ and share the url instead. 15
  • 16. Find a mentoring organization..  Have a look at the list of GSoC2011.  175 Last year!  New Organizations.  Google as the mentoring organization.  Introduce GSoC to an organization (Sounds Smart!). 16
  • 17. Find THE right project.. Go through the projects list.  Some organizations publish pretty soon.  Have a look at the 2011s. Dev mailing lists. Talk to the mentors.  IRC, mail, ... New features/enhancements  Bug/Issue tracker – JIRA, Bugzilla,17...
  • 18. What makes you special? Experience – Being a great user doesnt mean that you can be a good developer. Your interests and motivation – Pick something you really enjoy doing. – Being a great developer doesnt mean that you can be a good contributor. Opportunities – What makes you the right person? 18
  • 19. Experience Language – Java/C++/C/ .. – Not much time to learn a new language (?) Prove It! – Patches. – Assist other students!!! – Project expertise • Bug reports and fixes. • Check the list archives and the project 19 wikis and web sites.
  • 20. Opportunities.. Project that matches your previous work. Choose the right project. Timezone Difference – Use it effectively – For Sri Lanka,GMT + 0530. Multiple Applications (20!) Preferences! 20
  • 21. Shout! Communicate early. Communicate often. Ask questions. Most importantly, Answer others questions! Mentor is your friend (respect) 21
  • 22. Be Known.. NO Sir, Madam, aiya, akki, machan .. First Name or Preferred calling name. No Mr. Dr. either. Be heard! Be visible! Be responsive! Be quick! 22
  • 23. Apply Register as a student for GSoC. Use the projects wiki or site for draft proposal, if applicable. Get mentors opinion and improve. Apply on Googles melange. melange – Can edit later, till the last minute! Check often for the comments – from the mentors / co-mentors 23 – attend to them.
  • 24. Propose .. ♡ How to impress the mentor/developers? Stick to the organizations template. Abstract. Introduce yourself properly. – Focus on the relevant facts. – Why do you fit? Your skill sets. – List of the patches (if any) you have 24 submitted.
  • 25. Propose .. Project Goals – Proves you got them correct. Deliverables – Code, Documentation, test cases, .. Description – Benefits to the organization and other projects. – Can also be given along with the time line. 25
  • 26. Propose .. Time line – Finer details. – Break upto periods of 3 - 4 days. – Testing takes time. – Dont be over-optimistic. – Some organizations require considerable work hrs/week (40 ?). Links – References and additional details. 26
  • 27. Application Template Name: Email: Project Title: Synopsis:  A short description of your project. Benefits to the organization/project  and/or other project(s): Deliverables: 27  Quantifiable results.
  • 28.  e.g: “At the end of my project, AbiWord’s piece table will be 50 times faster.” Project Details:  A more detailed description of your project: Project Schedule:  How long will the project take?  When can you begin work?  Do you know of any planned absences or other major conflicts 28  summer classes, vacations, etc.
  • 29.  Bio:  Who are you?  What makes you the best person to work on this project? Additional Requirements:  Patches / Specific requirements for the project. Further Related Information: 29
  • 30. After the submission.. Dont go invisible! – Evaluation is still going on.. ;) You may be asked to provide – additional information. • Patches. • Screenshots. Start coding on your project. – only if you didnt apply for multiple projects. 30 Be motivated.
  • 31. Got Selected? yay/ Dont Panic. You have one more month – just to mingle with the developers and the code base. Mentor(s) are there to help you! Keep touch with the developers. Users. 31
  • 32. Community Bonding Period  Go through the code base and documentation.  Coding styles and coding guide lines.  Start with simple hacks.  Understand the project idea more.  Come up with a design.  Communicate often  irc/lists/forums/wiki 32
  • 33. Coding.. Easiest task of all.. ;) Commit often, if given committership.  Send daily patches otherwise.  Meaningful Commit messages. Keep others updated (Daily ?).  IRC, dev lists, personal mails, wiki, conference calls, skype, blog posts Get feedback from the mentor(s). Plan for the mid and final evaluations 33 early, with the mentor.
  • 34. Conclude/Continue.. Pencils Down Date Firm Pencils Down Date – GSoC Coding ends here. Get a tarball of all the diff files to submit to Google. Focus on becoming a committer – if not already given committership. Keep contributing (if possible). 34
  • 35. What else?More FOSS? Annual? Stipend? Student? Country/Location? 35
  • 36. More Open Source programs/contests.. OpenOffice.org Internship Ubiquiti RouterStation UI/Firmware Wesnoth Summer Art Scholarship Umit Summer of Code (USoC) Season of KDE (SoK) The OpenMRS Internship Program (OIP) Joomla! Student Outreach Program Ruby Summer of Code Fedora Summer Coding http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Summer_Coding_2010 https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Summer_coding_ideas_for_2011 36
  • 37. Project Lists for 2011.. AbiWord PhpMyAdmin Kubuntu DocBook Wiki [Refer to the projects list of 2011 of the organizations till the GSoC 2012 is announced.] 37
  • 38. Some links.. ;) GSoC-2011 FAQ GSoC-2011 Accepted Organizations GSoC Student Guide Proposal [Pradeeban] - GSoC 2009 AbiWord Proposal [Pradeeban] - GSoC 2010 OMII-UK/OGSA-DAI Proposal [Konstantin] - 38 GSoC 2006 Drupal
  • 39. Are you ready? Have a look at the past projects. Proposals available online. – Wikis, blogs, .. Apache Software Foundation – Tomcat, Derby, Axis2, and more .. – More slots and more choices. Find the projects mailing lists and IRC. – AbiWord • abiword-dev@abisource.com • abiword-user@abisource.com • #abiword at irc.gnome.org 39
  • 40. For more Information .. Join Local GSoC Google Groups – Group for Sri Lankan students:http://groups.google.com/group/gsoc-srilanka Local GSoC IRC channel – Sri Lanka - #gsoc-lk at irc.freenode.net. Drop me a line. ;)kk.pradeeban@gmail.comkkpradeeban.blogspot.com 40
  • 41. Questions?.. 41
  • 42. Wish you all the best.. 42