I’m super happy that KDE could accept 51 student for GSoC this year. It’s an impressive number and they’ll make a difference in KDE this year. But this number also means that we had to say no to many students. A lot of tough choices had to be made. Now I can’t magically make more GSoC slot appear unfortunately. But I can do something else. I can run another Season of KDE together with an awesome team of mentors and co-admins. And that is exactly what I am going to do. So here’s the details for this year’s Season of KDE:
- What is Season of KDE? It is a program for people we could not accept into Google Summer of Code for various reasons.
- Who can take part? Everyone but preference is given to those who have applied for GSoC.
- What do I get out of this? A great summer working on a really cool KDE project and gaining valuable experience, a t-shirt, a certificate and maybe a few other goodies.
- How do I apply? If you are serious about it fill out this short survey and I’ll try to get back to you asap.
- What is the timeline? The timeline is up to you and your mentor. We ask you to stay close to the GSoC timeline if possible.
- Do I need to have a mentor before applying? It is preferred. If you don’t have one yet we will try to find one.
- Do I need to have a project idea before applying? It is preferred. If you don’t have one yet we will try to find one. You should at least have an idea however which part of KDE you want to work in. KDE is huge.
- Do I need to write a proposal like in GSoC? No but we’d like to see a project plan describing what you’ll be working on.
- Is it only for coders like GSoC? Depending on the project we’re willing to consider non-coding projects as well. Get in touch to figure out details.
- I applied for a project in GSoC and another student got selected for it. Can I still work on it? Likely not. But we will try to find something related for you if you want, or something completely different. Let us know what you want.
- Is this GSoC or connected to Google? No.
If you have further questions please come to our IRC channel #kde-soc or send an email to the admin team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In previous years we had 1, 4 and 8 successful Season of KDE students. My personal goal for this year is 16. Are you going to be one of them? You should be!