Google Summer of Code 2022 is Coming!

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This year’s edition of Google Summer of Code is finally speeding up! 

We are very excited to announce that we have already made the first step – application. As a mentoring organization we came up with a bunch of interesting projects that in the next few months will, hopefully, come to life thanks to the contributors. The deadline was February 21st and we sent our application at the last minute, because we had just so many ideas!

Our partner: openIMIS

The exciting part of this year’s GSoC is our very special partner – openIMIS

For those, who are unfamiliar with openIMIS: it is an open-source software for health financing. It offers an intuitive, user-friendly interface to manage the complex processes used in health protection schemes. These include beneficiary management, health service claims generation, transmission and review. By applying industry standards, openIMIS provides a seamless exchange of beneficiary, health service provider and scheme operator data. 

SolDevelo Foundation have already collaborated with openIMIS in the past and SolDevelo has helped a lot in creating and maintaining one of the most important of their modules. Considering our experience in working together, we are hoping that our collaboration on GSoC will be fruitful and inspiring.

What comes next?

As much as we would like to already meet the contributors and get down to work on our projects as soon as possible, we can now do nothing but… wait. According to the GSoC timeline the list of accepted mentoring organizations will be published on March 7th. Only then will the discussions with potential contributors begin and will last until April 3rd. From April 4th to April 19th is the contributors application period.

However, we will be able to take part in the next phases of GSoC only if our application is accepted! So please, wish some luck to SolDevelo Foundation and openIMIS 🙂

To keep an eye on the deadlines, go here: GSoC 2022 Timeline.

We can’t do it without you!

Of course, Google Summer of Code wouldn’t be possible without the contributors. Since the first edition in 2005, GSoC has brought together more than 18,000 students and 17,000 mentors from over 112 countries. All thanks to the participants’ desire to learn, share and make a change by making a code.

This year is even more exciting due to the change of GSoC rules. We have already mentioned it on our blog. Check here, if you are interested. For those of you who need a quick reminder, here is the summary of this year’s changes:

The biggest change is that of the participant’s requirements. Unlike in the past editions, this time anyone who is at least 18 years old can become a contributor. You do not have to be a student anymore! But if you are, Google can grant you a scholarship, so it is worth considering 😉

Other important changes in the rules:

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If you love coding and want to take part in this inspiring journey with us, we encourage you to try! Trust us, such a unique experience is worth the effort 🙂

How to take part in GSoC 2022?

To successfully become a contributor you have to follow a certain set of guidelines. It is important to first get familiar with the community, as well as with the past GSoC projects. The more you know, the better. This knowledge will be useful in the further phases of your GSoC journey.

The crucial part of your preparations will be choosing a mentoring organization. Once the list of accepted mentors is published, spend some time browsing through them and their projects. Every piece of information may be useful for you in the process of making a decision. You have to consider many different aspects: what are you interested in, what are your skills, what software are you using, how much time do you have, what do you expect to achieve. Answers to these questions will guide you to the organization that you are best matched with.

Here are some very useful tips from the Google Summer of Code mentors:

Also, be sure to check out this guide, provided by the organizers of the event: Contributor Guide.

Once openIMIS along with SolDevelo Foundation is accepted as mentoring organizations, we will post our own detailed guide, to help you prepare a successful proposal

We are ready to invite some fresh blood to this open-source community. Let’s join our forces and create some great things together!

We will be waiting for you 🙂

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