Applying to work with Moodle for GSOC
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Thanks for your interest in Moodle and for considering applying to work with us :-)
If you'd like to chat about your application, please join our gsoc2011 jabber chat:
- In any Jabber client e.g. Pidgin log in using a jabber account e.g. Google Talk.
- Join the group chat firstname.lastname@example.org. (In Pidgin, set the room as gsoc2011 and the server as conference.moodle.org.) Please use your real name in the chat.
Before submitting your application
- Create an account on moodle.org and browse the Using Moodle course.
- Enrol on the GSOC 2011 course on our Moodle Developer Courses site.
- Whilst you're there, check out our Introduction to Moodle Programming course.
- Download Moodle 2.0.2+ and install it on your local machine. You may like to try one of our all-in-one packages Moodle4Mac or Moodle for Windows.
- Take a look at our Projects for new developers. Feel free to join in the forum discussion for any project which interests you. If you have any ideas of your own for new features in Moodle which might be suitable as GSOC projects, see Development:New feature ideas.
- Sign up for a Moodle tracker account. Please use the same username as for your moodle.org account.
- Browse our list of Moodle bugs, improvements and feature requests and suggest a fix for at least one of them. See Development:How to create a patch.
You're welcome to use the following template, though it's not compulsory to do so.
- Other contact methods
What do you plan to do?
Also describe any work or research on this project you have already done.
Schedule of Deliverables
What are the milestones and deliverables for your project?
Do you have any other commitments during this time? Provide dates, such as holidays, when you will not be available.
Note: We expect your project to be your primary focus this summer. Please do not apply if you have other summer employment.
Open Source Development Experience
Any experience you have of other Open Source software development.
Moodle Tracker issue number(s) of bug(s) you have fixed.
Note: We require you to fix at least one Moodle bug before considering whether to accept your project proposal.
Anything relevant to the project, or related to web design or software development.
What you're studying at university/college.
Tell us why you chose to apply to us.
- GSOC - describing Moodle's involvement with Google in their Summer of Code program
- Advice for Students google-summer-of-code
- Google Summer of Code 2009 Frequently Asked Questions
- GSOC 2009 Greetings from Tim forum post which describes what mentors look for in applications