In this post, we’ve shared the presentation guideline for GSoC, which will touch on the following topics:
- Find an org. Introduce yourself to the community and which project you’re interested in working on.
- Get familiar with their guidelines, documentation and tech stack
- Visit the repository, look at existing issues and fix at least 2 issues.
- Update changelog and write an unittest or integration test if applicable
- Create a pull request and state the changes you’ve made.
- Visit the community forum and ask someone to review it.
What should you put in your proposal?
- Name & Contact Info
- Github or bitbucket profile
- University Details
- About you (e.g. Background and if possible past experiences in the field).
- Abstract about the project
- Project Proposal and Goals
- Project Timelines and Deliverables
- Contribution History - put any project you’ve contributed to.
- Include projects that showcase your contributions related to tech stack of the proposed project.
- In the about you section, mention why you’re interested in the project
- Start to contribute to their codebase by fixing minor bugs and start bonding with the community.
- Mention mentors or community members you’ve spoken to about the project.
- Propose possible mentors for you who’ve already contributed and familiar with the project.
- Use Google Docs, share it with the org and allow prospective mentors to comment on your proposal.