GSoC - 101

Introduction to GSoC and Open Source

About this event

What is GSoC?

Considered the holy grail of the world of opensource, the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an annual global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open-source organization on a 10-week programming project during their break from school.


Why GSoC?

The idea is to get students involved in and familiar with the open-source community and help them to put their summer break to good use. Accepted students gain exposure to real-world software development and employment opportunities in areas related to their academic pursuits.

Successful students have widely reported that their participation in GSoC made them more attractive to potential employers and that the program has significantly helped when embarking on their technical careers.


IIT BHU in GSoC

With the GSoC selection metrics becoming more than twice in the past year, our Institute has left the opensource world in awe. Currently, our Institute stands at the second-highest number of selections in the whole world, and we don't intend to leave the spot.


Excited and confused, don't worry, COPS is here with the much-awaited session on 'How to GSoC!?'.


Agenda

A panel consisting of previous GSoC Students will walk you through their journeys into opensource and clarify all the queries you might be having.

Prerequisite

Attended Hacktoberfest Workshop for familiarity with Git and Github | Recording