Project Selected as Mentoring Organization for Google Summer of Code

14. Feb 2018 | Douglas DeMaio | No License

Let the fun begin! This week it was announced that the openSUSE Project is one of the 212 mentoring organization for this year’s Google Summer of Code, which is an annual international program that awards stipends to university students to write code and learn about open source development during their summer break.

The openSUSE Project has participated in GSoC since 2006 and has helped more than 50 students get started with free software development.

As a mentoring organization, eligible students will have an opportunity between March 12 - 27 to submit a project proposal to the GSoC program site. The program is open to university students aged 18 or over.

The openSUSE website dedicated to GSoC offers nine projects that GSoC students can select from to use for their proposals. The topics focus on web development, quality assurance, packaging and user experience design. The technologies used in the project are Ruby on Rails, Perl, Ruby, Html/JavaScript and C/C++.

The list of those projects are:

After the students submit their applications, there will be a review period from March 27 to April 23. Accepted projects will be announced on April 23 and the coding will being on May 14 and continue throughout the summer.

If you are interested in participating in GSoC, please visit the openSUSE 101 mentoring website and Google Summer of Code website for more information about projects and the application process.

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