The Fedora Project has participated in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) as a mentoring organization for over a decade now. GSoC is a summer program aiming to bring more student developers into open source software development. It enables students to spend their summer break working with open source organizations on projects proposed by particpation organizations and supported by mentors. Once again, Fedora is participating again this year and is looking for project ideas.
Submit an idea!
Every idea – every project, needs one or two responsible mentors, willing to teach and help students. As a mentor, you will need to commit to communicating with a student on a regular basis during the summer (beginning of May to early September). You should have a real interest in their success and be engaged and excited about the project. Take a look at the GSoC Mentoring manual for more information.
Should you wish to become a mentor, you should come up with an idea, a project that you would like to help the student with. The project should aim to be completed in about 12 weeks. You can take a look at other ideas submitted for this year on our ideas wiki page where you can also find links to previous years where you may find some inspiration as well. When submitting draft of an idea, please use the template provided on that page, simply copy-paste it under the other ideas and fill it in.
If you have any questions, you are welcome to ask our Admins or Supporting Mentors available either on our IRC channel #fedora-summer-coding or via our mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org