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Google Summer of Code 2012
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The Fedora project represented the Google Summer of Code program for 6 years and willing to participate on year 2012 program as well. This wiki page serves as the GSoC portal. Please feel free to contact us via https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/summer-coding[summer-coding@lists.fedoraproject.org] for clarifications/ more info.
Students
Students who are looking for challenges and would like to contribute to the worlds' leading and innovative Linux Distro, this could be the chance. Please feel free to contact and refer to the material and start contacting mentors.
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Why spend your summer working on FOSS?
When you work in the open on free software, you create a body of work that follows you for the rest of your life. Rather than a coding assignment done by thousands of other students and relegated to the bottom of the bit drawer at semester's end, working in FOSS is a chance to contribute to a living project.
Working in FOSS gives you a chance to:
Work with real world large codebases.
Collaborate with real engineers and other professional experts.
Contribute to something meaningful while learning and earning student value.
Learn tools and processes that are just like what you are going to use if you work in technology after graduation.
Make friends and contacts around the globe.
Possibly attract attention that gets you an internship or job after graduation.
Create life time connections.
Why work with Fedora?
Our project is large and diverse. We are very experienced at working with new contributors and helping them be successful.
Many long-time contributors continue to be around, lending expertise and mentoring. People who stay around the community and do good work are noticed. They get hired for jobs from it, including being hired by Red Hat. Past Google Summer of Code students were hired by Red Hat, as well as interns in various positions. This is just an example, as experience and reputation in the Fedora Project communities is influential on your career in many ways.
As long-standing communities with many facets, it is possible for you to find many rewarding sub-projects to work on.