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  • 1. GSOC 2013Plan, Execute, succeedSuranga Nath Kasthurirathne
  • 2. What we’ll cover Why GSOC ? Selecting a suitable project How to integrate yourself into the community Being a competitive applicant Wrapping it up with style
  • 3. Why GSOC ? Motivation  Money (…well, yes) But more importantly ! Opportunity Expertise Recommendations
  • 4. Pre-PlanningSome people don’t understand theimportance of starting early.My advice to them is…
  • 5. Remember… Select a Project to suit your needs Know your weaknesses / strengths Go for the best fit Dont limit yourself to ‘popular’ projects
  • 6. Pre-applicationprocess Community bonding Mailing lists and IRC Developer contributions – baby steps
  • 7. How to brand yourself Creating a good impression is everything ! Be polite Be helpful Be mature Ask for help, but in the right way
  • 8. Building ties Be a team player Be nice Practice constructive criticism Understand that everyone is important IRC / email / Skype Nicks
  • 9. Writing a good proposal  Spellchecking tools – use them  Discuss your proposal with potential mentors  A good proposal is important, but that’s not all what it takes  Be open, even with your proposal  Cheating in any form wont help
  • 10. Be an ideal candidateWhat skills do I consider as essential ?  Coding skills are important, but that’s not all  Attitude  Communication  (coherent/ rapid and meaningful)
  • 11. Hi everyone,I was trying out the access Logging module( )Unfortunately, it seems that the module has not been updated toOMRS 1.8.X.I tried installing it, but ended up with the same error as mentionedby Dimithri here - wanted to create a ticket for this (and hopefully, also fix it), but Icant seem to find the Access Logging module on the OMRS jiraproject list.Is there a particular reason this is missing from JIRA, or am I lookingin the wrong place ?--Thanks and Best Regards,XYZ
  • 12. Life During GSOC Getting selected is only the start of the battle Be prompt, be truthful Don’t limit your scope to your project Work as hard as you can, because GSOC is one job that really pays off
  • 13. Don’t… Make incoherent excuses Vanish without any explanation Be slow in responding to emails Be unprofessional Be lazy
  • 14. But mostimportantly, a wordof advice from myold mentor…
  • 15. Life after GSOCThe end of the GSOC program is thebeginning of great opportunity… …If you played your cards right ! Jobs Recommendations Experience working with foreign clients A positive online presence
  • 16. Resources gsoc2012 mer+Of+Code+2012 summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforStudents
  • 17. Thank you ! surangakas@gmail/suranga