If you are an existing student and aspiring developer then you can apply for the Google Summer of Code 2015. We have covered the GSOC the application details and previous projects in this post.
Before submitting your application:
- Create an account on moodle.org and browse the Moodle in English course.
- Enter the GSOC course on our Moodle Developer Courses site and introduce yourself in the introductions forum.
- Download Moodle and install it on your local machine. Initially, you may like to try one of our all-in-one packages. Later you will want to create a clone of the Moodle using Git.
- Take a look at our Projects for new developers. Discuss your ideas in the GSOC application forum.
- Sign up for a Moodle tracker account.
- Browse our list of relatively easy Moodle bugs and suggest a fix for at least one of them. (Note that we don’t always bother to classify bugs as easy/medium/hard, so you may also want to look at unclassified bugs.) It is not essential that your fix is integrated into Moodle.
- Read Some advice for applicants from Tim Hunt, attempting to fix a bug is required before we will consider your application – no exceptions.
- Read Tips for when you are trying to fix a bug
- Also see the steps on Git for developers
- Alternatively, see How to create a patch. Attach your patch to the tracker issue and link to the tracker issue in your application.
Your application details should include:
Applications are made through the GSOC site. Feel free to use the following template, though it’s not compulsory.
- Other contact methods
What do you plan to do? Also describe any work or research on this project you have already done.
Schedule of Deliverables
There is a calendar published on the GSoC site that defines periods applicable to GSoC projects. Your schedule should follow that format.
What are the milestones and deliverables for your project? You will be assessed against these. Tell us why you think this schedule is realistic.
Do you have any other commitments during this time? Provide dates, such as holidays, when you will not be available.
Note: We expect your project to be your primary focus during the project period. Please do not apply if you have other employment.
Open Source Development Experience
Do you have any experience of Open Source software development?
Moodle Tracker issue number(s) of bug(s) you have fixed with patches attached.
Note: We require you to suggest a fix for at least one Moodle bug before considering your project proposal.
Anything relevant to the project, or related to web design or software development.
What you’re studying at university/college.
Tell us why you chose to apply to us.
- GSOC website: https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2015
- Moodle GSOC link: https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Applying_to_work_with_Moodle_for_GSOC
- Moodle’s involvement with GSOC – https://docs.moodle.org/dev/GSOC