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Call for 2021 GSoC proposals

by cess with liz , ruthnwaiganjo , warren | March 24, 2021 14:49 24 Mar 14:49 | #26004 | #26004

Google Summer of Code 2021

We've done GSoC for a few years now (read more here!), and we especially welcome contributions from people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software! GSoC explains:

As a part of Google Summer of Code, student participants are paired with a mentor from the participating organizations, gaining exposure to real-world software development and techniques. Students have the opportunity to spend the break between their school semesters earning a stipend while working in areas related to their interests.

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


GSoC applications will be close on April 13, 2021.

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: https://publiclab.org/wiki/gsoc#How+we+work

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 2020's proposals here


Title Author Updated Likes Comments
GSOC Proposal @priyaraj_17 6 days ago 5
GSoC 2021 Proposal : Tag / topic system refinements @Manasa2850 11 days ago 18
GSoC 2021 Proposal: spectral-workbench.js JS/Rails integration @waridrox 21 days ago 8
GSoC 2021 proposal: Education-related usability upgrades @Tanish new contributor 21 days ago 6
GSoC!proposal: Filter out spam from comment. @lukoyedith 24 days ago 8
GSoC!proposal: UX/UI QoL Improvements @eightballocto about 1 month ago 0
GSoC 2021 Proposal: Translation System Refinements @govindgoel about 1 month ago 8
GSoC 2021 Proposal: Geographic Features Refinement @barun1024 about 1 month ago 14
GSoC 2021 Proposal - Education-related Usability Upgrades @anirudhprabhakaran3 about 1 month ago 4
GSoC proposal 2021 : Translation System Refinement @ajitmujumdar25999 about 1 month ago 5
GSoC Proposal : Tag/Topic System Refinements @17sushmita about 1 month ago 9
GSOC 2021 Proposal: Education-related usability upgrades @SahilS about 1 month ago 6
GSoC 2021 Proposal: Legacy Code Deprecation @gauravsingh2699 about 1 month ago 9
GSoC!proposal: Translation System Refinements @YogeshSharma01 about 1 month ago 3
GSOC 2021 Proposal. @vikky30singh about 2 months ago 4
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Thanks, Cess, and just noting that we're happy to answer questions! We've also posted:

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