KDE++ aka Polishing Existing Things

Google has announced that they’ll be running Google Summer of Code once again in 2013. This is splendid! KDE will once again apply as a mentoring organization to introduce many great students to Free Software and of course also get some important work done around KDE.

Last year KDE gave a focus to accessibility for its GSoC. This year (if we’re accepted again) we will do the same but with a different theme. This year’s theme is KDE++ aka polishing existing things. We’ll also accept projects outside this but this should be the main focus. I’m really looking forward to the results.

Here’s what needs to happen next:

For mentors:

  • Add ideas for projects to the ideas list. This needs to happen very soon.
  • Subscribe to the mentors mailing list (mentors only!).
  • Prepare some junior jobs for interested students and tag them with the keyword junior-jobs.
  • In case of questions come to #kde-soc on freenode IRC.

For students:

  • Have a look at the ideas list and see if there is anything interesting for you there.
  • Subscribe to the mailing list.
  • Get familiar with how to develop for KDE, what KDE is about and how Free Software works.
  • Have a look at the available junior jobs and see if you can fix one of them.
  • In case of questions come to #kde-soc on freenode IRC or send an email to the mailing list above.
  • One important thing to keep in mind: Start getting involved now! Don’t wait. This will give you a great advantage.

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