Google started accepting organization applications for Summer of Code 2017 today and I'm glad to announce Drupal is applying. Please sign up to be a mentor and/or add a project idea on our wiki @ https://groups.drupal.org/node/515848
Learn more about GSoC from Google's official announcement today @ https://goo.gl/0dIrzNRead more
Did you know Drupal was accepted into Google Summer of Code 2016 and that 11 Drupal projects were accepted? In other words, Google is funding 11 people to contribute to Drupal for 10 weeks worth a total of $60,500 USD (thank you Google!). Congratulations to selected students who are collectively credited on more than 100 issues fixed in the past 3 months on drupal.org. Coding starts May 23rd and ends August 23rd.Read more
Drupal has officially been accepted into Google's Summer of Code 2016. Learn more about GSoC and all of the accepted organizations at https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/
We're still looking for mentors and project ideas to help students who will now write proposals for Drupal. All students start with docs @ https://www.drupal.org/node/2415225
Join us in #drupal-google on Freenode to chat in real time.
More information about Drupal's initiatives for GSoC 2016 will be posted in this group soon...Read more
Are you interested in contributing to Drupal, but don't have the coding skills or experience necessary? Good news, now you have an awesome opportunity to contribute! Drupal is currently in the application process to be a part of the Google Code-In ( https://codein.withgoogle.com ) contest for pre-university students ages 13-17. Our current need is building a list of quality tasks for students to work on during the contest.Read more
Friendly reminder to students that Google Summer of Code 2015 application proposals are due. Please don't wait until the last minute to submit proposal into Melange. Melange will be slammed with students from all over the world trying to submit at last minute. Plus you should practice submitting into Melange's interface and reviewing submission. There is no problem submitting as many times as needed as long as you meet deadline. Don't forget to continue contributing to issue queues!Read more
Following are two real applications from Google Summer of Code 2014 which we thought are good enough to put up as examples. Having said that, none of them are perfect, so please treat them as inspirational material, and not as templates to copy from:
Congratulations to Google Code-In WinnersRead more
Are you interested in contributing to Drupal, but don't have the coding skills or experience necessary? Good news, now you have an awesome opportunity to contribute! Drupal is currently in the application process to be a part of the Google Code-In ( http://www.google-melange.com/gci/homepage/google/gci2014 ) contest for pre-university students ages 13-17. Our current need is building a list of quality tasks for students to work on during the contest. Please realize these don't have to be code related tasks, but should fit into one of the following five categories: Code, Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, User Interface.
The application process started Tuesday October 28th and ends this Monday November 10th. Our goal is to submit an application with at least 50 quality tasks. Please contribue by adding task ideas directly our open to the public Google Spreadsheet ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sFf5wnuCSkNauNw26-Kml0snplF4Fx0j... ) until midnight UTC-6 Sunday November 9th. After that, we need to see if Drupal is approved for the contest. If approved, we will need help creating, documenting, and mentoring an additional 100-200 tasks. The more tasks we setup the more opportunities we have to contribue to Drupal.
Did you know that organizations accepted into the GCI contest send the top two students on an all expense paid trip to Google in Mountain View with a parent/guardian ( http://www.google-melange.com/gci/document/show/gci_program/google/gci20... )? I know that I would be very excited as a young computer nerd to even have a chance to participate in such a program. As a community, we have a very good chance to make connections with young students who could end up spending a good amount of time focusing on Drupal after completing the contest. A good way to find quality contributors might be Drupal sending a few young people to California/GoogleHQ...
"Code-In can be thought of as the "Summer of Code" for pre-university students. Rather than specific coding projects, students age 13-17 take on smaller tasks in five categories: Code, Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, User Interface."
Details @links that explain everything about the contest:
- Official Website @ http://www.google-melange.com/gci/homepage/google/gci2014
- Drupal's group to communicate about Code-In @ https://groups.drupal.org/google-code-in
- Drupal's spreadsheet to add code-in tasks pre-application @ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sFf5wnuCSkNauNw26-Kml0snplF4Fx0j...
- Drupal's issue queue after application @ https://drupal.org/project/issues/gci
- Tue Oct 28 - Application Period Starts
- Mon Nov 10 - Application Period Ends
- Wed Nov 12 - Accepted Organizations Announced
- Mon Dec 01 - Contest Begins
- Wed Jan 21 - Contest Ends
- Mon Jan 26 - Deadline for mentor orgs to submit evaluations
How can I help?:
Google Summer of Code 2014 has triumphantly concluded for Drupal as a participating organization. We selected thirteen students (https://groups.drupal.org/node/423558) out of fifty project proposals from around the world and twelve of the projects passed with success. Help us by reviewing each project's code (https://groups.drupal.org/node/442493).Read more