All you student developers enrolled at some kind of institution of higher education, it’s That Time Of Year Again to start planning for what you’re doing this summer — specifically, if you take our advice for how to start building a career, you’d be well advised indeed to apply next month for the opportunities here:
We are delighted to announce the open source projects and organizations that have been accepted for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2020, the 16th year of the program!
After careful review, we have chosen 200 open source projects to be mentor organizations this year, 30 of which are new to the program. Please see the program website for a complete list of the accepted organizations.
Are you a student interested in participating in GSoC this year? We will begin accepting student applications on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 18:00 UTC…
The full list of organizations is here:
Naturally, we recommend that your first stop should be of course swift.org:
The official application to GSoC starts on March 16. Before then, we encourage all prospective participates to socialize their ideas on the respective Development forum categories. Please tag all posts with the GSoC 2020 tag so that they are easily discoverable by others (e.g., students and mentors) interested in GSoC.
There are several open project ideas available on Swift.org — but potential projects do not need to be restricted to these ideas. Regardless if you are looking into working on a suggested project or one of your own creation, you are strongly encouraged to engage on the forums before applications are accepted to help shape your idea and ensure a good alignment with a mentor.
Several individuals have already volunteered to be mentors, but more mentors are welcome! If you have never mentored a GSoC project but are curious, it is not too late to volunteer!
And if you want to program in Swift rather than on Swift, here’s three interesting ones to check out for a start:
Catrobat: “Pocket Code allows you to create your own games, animations, interactive music videos, and many kind of other apps, directly on your phone or tablet.”
Amahi: “Making Home Networking and Storage Simple”
… or if you’d rather do something completely different, everything from astronomy software to a DJ mixing application — something for everyone to start their resume out with, so start your application planning NOW!