(This is a draft)
We at Kaltura are excited to announce that we have applied to the Google Summer of Code 2012 program.
Google's Summer of Code program provides college students with a stipend for the Summer as they work on open source projects like Kaltura.
How to Apply to work on Kaltura's GSOC 2012 ideas:
Introduce yourself in this forum or in our #kaltura IRC channel on freenode. You may also direct message Zohar Babin, Kalturian or Andrew Davis, Papyromancer, Kaltura's GSOC mentors.
Once you have selected a project, you may begin your application
Instant Message Address:
Freenode IRC Username:
Your Coding Skills:
What platform do you use to code?
Are you familiar with Server Administration? What tools do you use to build and deploy servers.
Have you ever used git or another version control system? Don't worry if you haven't--we will teach you everything--we simply want to know about it if you have.
(Optionally) start a forum post to work on your proposal. If you add your proposal there, we will help you edit it (though understand that we will not help you write it).
Note that your final application must be submitted at http://www.google-melange.com/. So do not worry about the formatting of your application in the forums, as you will have to reformat it there. You should not be too concerned with the formatting in Melange either, as we understand that the text editor there is not the best for making things look nice formatting-wise. We are more concerned with the content of your application, and that it is readable.
Answer the following questions in your proposal:
What do you want to achieve?
If you have chosen an idea from our list, why did you choose this specific idea?
If you are proposing a project of your own, what is unique about it?
What qualifications do you have to implement your idea?
What makes you suited to do the project?
How much time do you plan to invest in the project before, during, and after the Summer of Code? (we expect full time 40h/week during GSoC, but better make this explicit)
Please provide a schedule of how this time will be spent on sub-tasks of the project over the period of the summer. While this is only preliminary, we will use it to help monitor your progress throughout the program. Also understand that during the project you will issue weekly progress reports against that plan.
You do not need to format your application as a question/answer format for the above questions, but we expect to see all of the above questions answered in your application somewhere.