[OSM-dev] GSoC 2021: OSM accepted, call for mentors + projects

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Sat Mar 13 17:03:36 UTC 2021

Hi all,

OSM has been accepted as a mentoring organization for the 2021 Google
Summer of Code, and we're happy to already see some students interested 
in contributing to OpenStreetMap's open source ecosystem.

We would still welcome additional mentors and project ideas. As a 
developer or maintainer of a FOSS project around OSM, consider adding to 
the project ideas page:

Be aware that, as a change this year, we require that students have 
already contributed in a small way to the software project that they 
apply for – be that code, tests, documentation or similar. Some projects 
have tried this in past years, and we've found that it helps us assess 
whether students have the necessary skills. It also lets them become 
productive contributors more quickly, which is important given the 
reduced number of hours in a GSoC project compared to past years.

More on how applications work this year and other information is 
available on https://wiki.osm.org/GSoC_2021


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