Following on the success of more than a decade of involvement in Google’s Summer of Code initiative, OpenMRS once again plans to apply as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code™ 2018, and we are looking forward to identifying project ideas and mentors for GSoC 2018 as part of the organization application process. The organization application is due next week on the 23rd January, so we’d like to get as many projects fleshed out by then. If you have ideas for projects, and/or would like to volunteer as a mentor, this is the time and place to get those discussions going.
- 23 Jan: Organization Application Deadline
- 12-27 March: Student Application Period
- 14 May - 6 August: Coding
- 11-15 June: Mentors and students submit Phase I evaluations
- 9-13 July: Mentors and students submit Phase II evaluations
- 6 August: “Pencils down” date
- 14-21 August: Mentors final evaluations
For more information on project timelines and expectations for primary and backup mentors, please refer to the OpenMRS GSoC 2018 wiki page. The wiki page will be updated with the list of projects and mentors as they are identified.
GSoC projects can be new modules/projects or involve enhancements/new features for an existing module/project, but should have the following attributes:
- Must involve coding and be OpenMRS-related
- Clear objectives
- A minimal viable product can be completed in 6-8 weeks (allowing time for bug fixing, documentation, and getting to production).
- Meaningful contributions to the community
- Involvement of at least one motivated product owner (e.g., implementation) eager to use the project’s output
NOTE: A call for student applications will follow - the student application period is 12-27 March.