Google Summer of Code is a global, online program focused on bringing new contributors into open source software development. GSoC Contributors work with an open source organization on a 10 - 22 week programming project under the guidance of mentors. GNU Radio has participated in GSoC since 2012 with a high success rate. We are currently accepting applications!
1. Make sure you are eligible
- You must be at least 18 years of age when you register.
- You must be eligible to work in the country you will reside in during the program.
- You must be an open source beginner or a student.
- You have not been accepted as a GSoC Contributor/Student in GSoC more than once.
- You must reside in a country that is not currently embargoed by the United States.
2. Get in touch with us
- Introduce yourself on the mailing list.
- Read the ideas list to get a feel for what kind of work you can do at GNU Radio.
- Read the contributor instructions and the rules and expectations.
- Use GNU Radio!
3. Apply (Deadline April 4 - 18:00 UTC)
- Find out what you want to do. This could be something from the ideas list, but it doesn’t have to be. Get creative!
- Send us an early draft of your project proposal. This is kind of a hack, because it enables us to give you feedback on your proposal before the deadline. You can use this feedback to make your proposal even better! Just make sure you have read the contributor instructions before submitting your proposal.
Many good ideas from previous years are on the old ideas list. If you are interested in one of these ideas try to contact the mentor and also send messages to the GNU Radio mailing list and chat. For previous and currently ongoing projects, read the page of past GSoC projects.