Google Summer of Code is a program that offers stipends to students for working on various
open source projects. It is a great way to spend your summer working on GNOME which is an
upstream project for Fedora. Google Summer of Code application period has just opened and
ends April 9. It is a good idea to sort out details such as what project you want to work
on and who can be your potential mentor ahead of the application deadline.
As a Google Summer of Code student, you will have support of your mentor, other people
working on the project you'll join, other program participants, the community of women
in GNOME, and the whole GNOME community. People usually talk in the IRC channels, such as
#soc, #gnome-women, #gnome-hackers, and project-specific channels on irc.gnome.org
also learn about each other's work through the Planet GNOME blog aggregator at
Here is a GNOME page that explains the process and links to all the important information,
such as the project ideas page and Google's official information about the program.
As an alternative to selecting a project idea on the ideas page, you can get in touch with
any of the mentors who have expressed interest in mentoring technical projects for the
Outreach Program for Women and define a project with them for which they can be your
mentor in Google Summer of Code.
Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions about the application process or what
could be a good project to work on. Also, please pass along this information to anyone who
you think might be interested in the program.