This wiki page will be the central point for information about the Google Code-in 2011 at Debian. Feel free to add missing sections to it.
Google Code-in, Google's contest to introduce pre-university students to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible, is starting on November 21, 2011. Google is inviting students worldwide to produce a variety of open source code, documentation, training materials and user experience research for the organizations participating this year. These tasks include:
- Code: Tasks related to writing or refactoring code
- Documentation: Tasks related to creating/editing documents
- Outreach: Tasks related to community management and outreach/marketing
- Quality Assurance: Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high quality
- Research: Tasks related to studying a problem and recommending solutions
- Training: Tasks related to helping others learn more
- Translation: Tasks related to localization
- User Interface: Tasks related to user experience research or user interface design and interaction
If we are selected as a mentoring organisation, 2011 will be the second participation of Debian in the program and we want to replicate the success Debian has had with the Google Summer of Code.
Here are the next steps:
November 9, 2011
Open Source Projects are announced
November 21, 2011, 12:00 AM Pacific Time / 08:00 UTC
Contest opens for entries by student participants
December 16, 2011
Organizations release second wave of tasks to students
January 16, 2012, 12:00 AM Pacific Time / 08:00 UTC
All work stops
February 14, 2012
Google Open Source Programs Office announces the winners via blog post
The full timeline is available here.
Ideas list / Participating / Applying
The list of tasks is available here.
I am a student
Familiarize yourself with the communication tools of Debian:
IRC on general or team development channels
the general and particular Mailing-lists of various teams
Join the communication channels of the teams or persons involved with the subject you would like to work on and discuss it. Don't be afraid to suggest seemingly crazy or vague ideas, we'll help you and give you suggestions. If you're lost (or even not!), drop in the communication channels of the Summer of Code/Code-in team mentioned below. Remember that early preparation is a guarantee that your proposal will be better!
I am a Debian developer
The following applies mainly to GSoC.
Your help is much needed from general organization to individual mentoring. Come see us on IRC or on the mailing-list mentioned below.
This year, we want to improve the communication between Summer of Code projects and the whole Debian community during the whole Summer of Code program, from student/project selection to final code integration into production through testing and feedback.
Contacting us : Mailing-list, IRC, Twitter and identi.ca
We're also on IRC: #debian-soc in the OFTC network (irc.debian.org). Just drop in and ask your questions. Of course you can also ask in other Debian IRC channels.
The Google's Summer of Code general IRC channel is #gsoc in Freenode.
Please add yourself to the relevant tables, preserving alphabetical order of the last names. To get a 'linkid', register on the program web application.