* Join the `SMC mailing list http://lists.smc.org.in/listinfo.cgi/discuss-smc.org.in
and introduce yourself . Not only do we get to know you , but you can use the mailing list to get feedback on project ideas and get help as you start working with the code base.
Write and submit a proposal to the Google Summer of Code website (http://www.google-melange.com). If you want to, you can draft your project proposal on our wiki (http://wiki.smc.org.in/) . This is not required, but if you do, we will help you proofread it. See the sectionbelow for how to name and link to your application so we can easily find it. You may take a look at the old applications to see how they did things, links to pages containing old applications can be found on the wiki main page.
* If you need help with anything, ask on the `SMC list http://lists.smc.org.in/listinfo.cgi/discuss-smc.org.in or our IRC channel (`#smc-project on Freenode <http://webchat.freenode.net/?randomnick=1&channels=smc-project) (don't be afraid if you don't know git for example. We'll teach you everything that is needed, the only required thing from you is enthusiasm and willingness to learn new things)
You the person'''
* Short bio / overview of your background
* How can we contact you (email, IRC handle, GitHub username, Google Code username, etc.)?This information will help us associate all of your various usernames with you. ''' You the programmer'''
You and your project'''