GSoC: 3-month student internship improving open source software
February 28, 2017 7:26 AM

Google Summer of Code is "a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school." This is a paid internship program open to students 18 years or older who are admitted to or enrolled (part-time or full-time) at an accredited higher education institution, in most countries. (So, community colleges are fine, and grad students are fine. Full eligibility requirements here.) No previous software industry experience or CS classes are required -- novice programmers are welcome and we particularly want people who have little or no experience contributing to open source projects.

If you're eligible, and you want a 3-month paid, mentored apprenticeship where you write code that real people will use and that you can share in your portfolio later, this is a pretty great opportunity. Here's more about how it works.

I'm currently doing some contract work with one mentoring organization: Zulip got accepted as a mentoring organization for GSoC for the second year in a row. I've been contracting as a community coordinator for Zulip for about a year, and I love that it's a project where we nurture new contributors inclusively and have high standards of engineering rigor. (I profiled the maintainer, Tim Abbott, in this post about kind negative code review.) Zulip is a group chat web app with desktop and mobile clients; you can try out our chat if you want to feel it out.

Apply: Here's the getting-started page. We encourage internship applicants to get started on their applications right away, since getting familiar with our development workflow is part of the application process -- the mentoring org you want to work with will help you through that. Application deadline: April 3, 2017.

payscale: $2400-$6600 for 3 months of work
job type: internship
posted by brainwane to Software/QA/DBA/Etc

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