I’m thrilled to be able to announce that KDE once again will be taking part in GSoC this year. This is our 7th year in the program. Also check out the other 174 orgs – great projects! Let’s make this a rocking summer once again.
If you are a student now is the time to start working on your proposal. You can either come up with your own idea or get inspired by the ones on our ideas page. Once you know what you want to work on start investigating and write your proposal. Get feedback from the team you want to work with regularly. If you want to write a proposal for your own idea I urge you to get in contact with the team very soon to make sure it is something they want and to get input. If you have questions you can always come to our IRC channel #kde-soc on freenode or join the mailing list email@example.com. For details about specific ideas try to contact the respective team directly first via their IRC channel or mailing list please. For more general information about GSoC please visit http://www.google-melange.com – pay special attention to the timeline.
If you are a mentor your next steps are: 1) subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org 2) sign up on http://www.google-melange.com and apply as a mentor for KDE 3) contact one of the admins to approve your requests. For questions you can reach the admin team in #kde-soc or email them at email@example.com. And of course you’ll have students approach you with questions about their proposals 😉 Below you can find a flowchart with the most important steps of the program. Please check the timeline of the program.