Public Lab Research note

Call for 2020 GSoC proposals

by cess | March 02, 2020 07:25 02 Mar 07:25 | #22972 | #22972

Google Summer of Code

This year we're participating in Google Summer of Code (#GSoC) under DIAL -- GSoC recruits students minorities to work on open source projects.

We've done GSoC for a few years now. Gsoc explains:

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.

So, we're asking students to start posting their proposals for comment, here. Read on!


GSoC applications will be close on March 31, 2020.

Read proposal ideas

Once you've gotten a bit familiar with our project (see [our welcome page here] Please feel free to ask questions in the comments below, or to join our chat channel at https://publiclab/chat

Our welcoming page will help you understand how we collaborate, and we'll be there to help you take your first step. And try tackling a first-timers-only issue, to get an idea of how to become a contributor!

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Also, read this page carefully to understand our workflow and how we structure summer of code projects:

Please ask questions! We're very friendly and we love welcoming new people into our community.

Post a proposal for comment

Once you've read through some of these ideas and become a bit more familiar with our projects, it's time to post a proposal of your own.

You don't need to have a complete or even concrete idea -- share your thoughts early and we'll help you refine your proposal, and help you choose something that's the right difficulty level as well as being something our project really needs.

We've created a template for you to post a proposal here. Click here to begin:

Start drafting a proposal

Read other proposals

Before or after you post your own draft, read through others' listed below. Your best comments and input may come from other applicants!

Also see 2019's proposals here


Title Author Updated Likes Comments
SoC proposal: Time slider UI for LEL @icode365 about 4 years ago 3
GSoC 2020 proposal: Spectral Workbench - Rails and DevOps upgrades @ruturaj_mohite about 4 years ago 6
SoC proposal: @nitin_tech about 4 years ago 4
SoC proposal: Expanding Community Toolbox @icode365 about 4 years ago 5
Outreachy Proposal: Optimize Performance and Accessibility of Public Lab Content. @itm2017004 about 4 years ago 13
GSoC 2020 proposal: Spam Management Dashboard @keshav_sethi0004 about 4 years ago 24
GSoC 2020 Proposal – Implementation of better printability of posts and wiki pages @susannadiv about 4 years ago 9
GSoC 2020 proposal: Site Wide Accessiblity on @suyash1814 about 4 years ago 29
GSoC Proposal 2020: Mapknitter Image Export and Spectral Workbench upgrade @alaxallves about 4 years ago 11
GSoC Proposal:Editor repair and fortification @keshavgarg234156 about 4 years ago 17


Title Author Updated Likes Comments
Nothing yet on the topic "soc-2020-proposals" -- be the first to post something!


I am free tomorrow as it is Sunday. So, whosoever wants feedback on their proposal please ping me Please note: Only proposals on the public lab website will be reviewed Secondly we highly encourage folks to help each others with the proposals

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Hi @suyash1814 there seems to be something wrong with your post, some alignment issue, also I cannot see the comment section. Could you please take a look or maybe you can copy it to a new one and delete this one. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks

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@suyash1814 just saw your other proposal please ignore my above comment ☝️

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Kindly reformat the timeline in your GSOC proposals as timeline has changed

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