If, unfortunately, you did not get selected for GsoC, SoK offers a great opportunity to started and work on an open source project and win yourself a KDE t-shirt and certificate.
What if there is a tool which makes it easier to manage and organize your participation on SoK? Sayak Banaerjee, a KDE developer, has created an app called “KDE Students Program", code named Pandora, which does exactly that. The app will be soon available on season.kde.org.
- It allows creation of multiple programs, with more than one active at one point of time.
- It provides an option for users to sign up as a student or a mentor. A mentor application has to be approved by a SoC admin.
- Students can submit one or more proposals. Approved mentors can select projects they want to mentor.
- Once the student application deadline is hit, SoC admins will go through all proposals and accept/reject them.
- Once the coding period starts, the mentors will then coordinate with their students.
- Upon completion of the program, mentors will evaluate the students’ performance and mark them as passed/failed accordingly.
If you wish to test it locally, you can get the source code at http://projects.kde.org/season-kde-org.
With this app, joining Season of KDE and working on your favourite project will just become easier!