Recently Google announced some changes in the GSoC program - Expanding Google Summer of Code in 2022. Some of the changes are quite nice from their previous change of making the time duration short - which might not have been suitable for our projects. In this iteration of change, some are:
- Expanding Eligibility
The program will no longer be solely focused on university students or recent graduates. We realize there are many folks that could benefit from the GSoC program that are at various stages of their career, recent career changers, self-taught, those returning to the workforce, etc. so we wanted to allow these folks the opportunity to participate in GSoC.
- Multiple sizes of projects
we are going to support both medium sized projects (~175 hours) and large projects (~350 hours) in 2022
and a few other changes like flexible timeline makes the participation more interesting
This interested a few of our community member and they reached out if we would be participating in GSoC this coming year.
I am +1 to apply and see if we would be selected but the challenge we have faced in past is having
nice™ projects that we can open applications for. I want to hear your thoughts. Do you have a project in mind that, or would you be willing to volunteer as a general mentor/project mentor?
Note: Even when we apply, it’s possible that we are not accepted (with GSoC’s plan of focusing on smaller orgs)