GSoC 2013 Application Template
Things to do
- Join the `SMC mailing list http://lists.smc.org.in/listinfo.cgi/discuss-smc.org.in. Introduce yourself over there so that the community can get to know you. Feel free to discuss your project ideas as well as to ask for any help that you may require.
- Prepare a detailed proposal regarding your project and submit it on the Google Summer of Code website (http://www.google-melange.com). Even though you could use our wiki (http://wiki.smc.org.in/) to draft your project ideas, this is not mandatory. However, we can help you proofread your submission if you do use our wiki. See the section below for how to name and link to your application so we can easily find it.
- 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)
Writing your proposal
To be considered, a GSoC application must have a written proposal submitted to http://www.google-melange.com/.
If you want, you can start a wiki page to work on your proposal at http://wiki.smc.org.in/. Every applicant should create an account in SMC wiki. If you add your proposal there, we will help you edit it and provide feedback (though understand that we will not help you write it).You can add your application to our GSoC-2013-Current-Applications.To maintain a consistent naming scheme, title your application: "GSoC 2013 Application <Your Name>: <Project Name>".
Note that your final application must be submitted at http://www.google-melange.com/, so do not worry about the formatting of your application on the wiki, as you will have to reformat it there.You should not be too concerned with the formatting in Melange either, as we understand that the text editor there is not the best for making things look nice formatting-wise.We are more concerned with the content of your application, and that it is readable.
You may be able to get equivalent formatting in Melange from the wiki by copying the webpage contents or messing with the HTML source, but you shouldn't worry about it too much.
The application template is given below
- Email Address:
- Blog URL:
- Freenode IRC Nick:
- Your university and current education:
- Why do you want to work with the Swathanthra Malayalam Computing?
- Do you have any past involvement with the Swathanthra Malayalam Computing or another open source project as a contributor?
- Did you participate with the past GSoC programs, if so which years, which organizations?
- Do you have other obligations between May and August ? Please note that we expect the Summer of Code to be a full time, 40 hour a week commitment
- Will you continue contributing/ supporting the Swathanthra Malayalam Computing after the GSoC 2013 program, if yes, which area(s), you are interested in?
- Why should we choose you over other applicants?
Please describe your proposal in detail.
NOTE: Please do not verbatim copy text from the ideas page, or from other people's discussions about your project, but rewrite it in your own words.If you include any significant text or code from another source in your application, it must be accompanied with a proper citation. All papers or references that you use or plan to use must also be cited. Put all this in a "References" section at the bottom of your application.
- An overview of your proposal
- The need you believe it fulfills
- Any relevant experience you have
- How you intend to implement your proposal
- A rough timeline for your progress with phases
- Any other details you feel we should consider
- Tell us about something you have created.
- Have you communicated with a potential mentor? If so, who?
In addition to the written proposal, we require every GSoC applicant to do this:
- Do create an account on the SMC wiki and start a wiki page for your proposal(Under your userpage). Keep it updated.
- We expect every GSoC participant to maintain a blog (If not, already) and post about their project's status, development, etc.
- Update the project status in the mailing list regularly with a meaningfull subjectline (don't use something like 'GSoC Project Update ')