This page contains information about Mautic’s participation in Google Summer of Code (GSoC). Please feel free to contact us via Slack below for clarifications and more information.
Mautic is still in the process of applying to be a mentoring organization. Today there is nothing we can do except wait until Google makes a decision.
Today you should read through the ideas and think about our application process.
Do you want to contribute to one of the world’s first Open Source Marketing Automation platform? GSoC could be your chance. Please refer to the information below.
If you’re interested in working on a mentor-submitted idea, read the ideas blog and about the project and the related technology. There is no need to contact the mentor unless you have a specific question about the project. Don’t send an "I’m interested" email or Slack message - please respect their time.
If you’re interested in proposing your own project start looking around the Mautic Project for a mentor and suggest your idea in the Slack channel.
You may also wish to start working on the Mautic-specific parts of the application, see below for more information. Carefully review the student responsibilities section.
When you work in the open on free software, you create a body of work that follows you for the rest of your life. Rather than a coding assignment done by thousands of other students and relegated to the bottom of the drawer at semester’s end, working in FOSS is a chance to contribute to a living project.
Working in FOSS gives you a chance to:
Our project is relatively young and has a small but active contributor base - you have the chance to really make a difference to our community and project. We are a welcoming, friendly and diverse community that many come to think of as an extended family.
People who contribute in our community and do good work are noticed. They get hired for jobs from it. Experience and reputation in the Mautic Project communities can be influential in your career in many ways.
You should know that contributing to FOSS doesn’t require you to have super programming skills, or super-anything else. You just need be interested, curious, and willing to become comfortable being productively lost. This is the state of learning. You learn by finding your way around and figuring things out with the support of your mentor and the community.
You are the key ingredient for your project’s success. This project is important to you, your mentor, and the entire Mautic Community.
Your responsibilities include:
Please read and follow the student application process below.
Interested in applying for Google Summer of Code with Mautic? Here is how you do that!
The following are specific guidelines for students to use to submit an application for the GSoC program through the Mautic Project. Please go through these carefully and follow them. Applications must be complete by the deadline. Late applications cannot be accepted.
Before you do anything, learn about the program and about Mautic. Our mentors do not have the time to explain to you what Mautic is, how it works or how to get set up locally - all of that is already well documented.
These links may be helpful:
Begin communicating with the community. Our community members can help you understand the existing project proposals. If you’re going to try and propose your own project, this is a great way to understand the needs of the project and find a mentor.
Don’t forget to contact mentors on projects that interest you to learn more. If you’re going to propose a project you must have a mentor at the time of proposal.
Student applications open on March 16, 2020.
The application process consists of 5 steps:
Submit the application/proposal including all requirements in the next section at the Google Summer of Code Site. We strongly encourage you to not submit your final PDF until you get feedback about the proposal from your mentor(s).
Help is available! Share your application in progress and get feedback. The mentors can help verify your understanding of the project and provide guidance on whether your plan is good.
If you are submitting an original proposal you must find a mentor. Proposals without mentors will be rejected. Sharing your proposal is key to doing this.
If you don’t want to share your proposal publicly consider using something like a Google Doc and sharing a link with the mentor/reviewers.
In addition to the information Google requests, the Mautic Project requires you to submit the following information:
You must submit a PDF version of all of the information you prepare with your application using the Google site. The PDF should consist of the information from the supplemental application requirements section below. It should also contain any custom project you are proposing, if any. We are not allowed to consider students who do not submit this PDF. Students will not be judged on the visual layout of their PDF, however all information must be readable.
We cannot overstress the importance of communication. Keep talking, and listening, to the discussion group, to the sub-projects relevant to your proposal and to potential mentors. Be patient, as mentors and other contributors are often very busy people.
This page is adapted from the excellent guide from the Fedora Project under CC-BY-SA 3.0
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