Student Check List
- March 28th 2011: Application period for students begins.
- April 8th 2011: Student application deadline. The earlier you start the more probable it is that you will be accepted! There is two way feedback during the application process which really helps you improve and clarify your application before this final deadline.
- April 25th 2011: Accepted student proposals are announced.
- May 23th 2011: Coding begins!
- July 11-15th: Mid-term evaluation.
- August 22th: Pencils down!
GSoC Check List
If you want to participate in GSoC 2011 as a student, you should do your best to persuade us that you are the best candidate.
- Show us some code you've written in the past.
- Links to projects where you participated if there are any.
- Get involved as soon as possible with the freifunk project.
- Introduce yourself on the mailing list: http://freifunk.net/mailman/listinfo/wlanware
- Submit patches for bugs or new features, so that we can see your code before starting big GSoC project.
- Write good proposal.
- Define goals of your proposal, we should see quickly what is topic of your proposal.
- Choose descriptive name.
- Clearly define deliverables.
- At least define what you expect to deliver in mid-term and as a final results.
- It is okay to define optional deliverables also.
- Show your commitment to the project.
University Cooperation during Summer of Code
ECTS Credits: The Freifunk community has established relations with universities and scientific institutions. Please note that supporting universities (e.g. TU Berlin, Fraunhofer Institute) offer Europe wide accepted university credits, ECTS, for successful projects.
Please send in applications via the Google Summer of Code website. The Freifunk project is here: http://socghop.appspot.com/org/show/google/gsoc2011/freifunk. Then sign up (on the top right), register as a student (to the bottom on the left and click), fill in your data and save it. Then apply for freifunk (click "Submit your Student Proposal", choose freifunk and fill in your project). More infos about the process in the blog at http://blog.freifunk.net. Good luck with your application!
GSoC 2011 Student Guide
What to do if you have been accepted as a student for Google Summer of Code 2011?
- Set up a blog where you will communicate your results. It is okay to use existing one.
- Start posting immediately, begin with a description of your project.
- You should post an update there every week.
- This blog will be aggregated on http://global.freifunk.net.
- Weekly status reports are obligatory, if you fail to provide them, it can be reason for not passing evaluation for Google.
- Subscribe to the mailing list: http://freifunk.net/mailman/listinfo/wlanware
- Introduce yourself.
- Include the link to your blog there.
- Describe your project in short.
- All your communication should go through this mailing list.
- Benefit from the Community Bonding Period (from April 20 to May 23)
- Familiarize yourself with the community's code base
- Contact your mentor and establish a plan for the upcoming weeks
- Ask questions in public.
- Ask on the mailing list unless you have a good reason to ask directly your mentor.
- You can also use irc to ask questions: http://freifunk.net/mailman/listinfo/wlanware
- Be active, don't expect to be kicked.
- Write weekly reports on time.
- Submit your code early.
- If you fail to communicate, it can lead your project being marked as failed and you won't receive any money from Google.
- Provide code and documentation in regularly and in good quality.
- GSoC has deadlines, but we want to see your code continuously.
- Having documentation for users is a must, you need to include it in our existing documentation.
- Ideas Page for Google Summer_of Code 2011
- Freifunk GSoC Page: http://socghop.appspot.com/org/show/google/gsoc2011/freifunk