KDEs "Season of KDE 2020" Student Program is Open For Enrolment
The KDE e.V. non-profit organization behind the K Desktop Environment has a student program similar to Google's Summer Of Code program. Students can participate in 40 or 80 day community projects and they do not have to be code-related. Students who want to write code can do that and get help from an experienced mentor. Those who prefer to work on other areas can choose a project related to KDEs documentation, websites, translations or other areas that are related to KDEs free software efforts.
written by 林慧 (Wai Lin). published 2019-12-11 - last edited 2019-12-11
Students who would like to participate can submit an application describing their project between December 9th 2019 and January 3rd 2020. That application-window opened Monday and there's 3 weeks left. The projects which are approved are announced on January 6th 2020.
The KDE "Season of KDE 2020" team asks that students who are interested in submitting a project contact them and discuss possible projects before submitting an application. There are several ways to contact them:
#kde-soc:kde.orgthe Matrix chat system (either using a client like spectral or the riot.im web client
- KDE-SOC on Telegram
- The kde soc mailing list (which as of right now has no activity since September 2019)
The KDE SOC team has made a "ideas page" with some loose ideas for projects. The "KDE applications" list is another good starting-point for students who are looking for a project to take on. The bottom of that page is filled with a list of abandoned KDE software which could be revived.
Applications to participate can be submitted at season.kde.org. Students will not get paid for participation, KDE e.V. is, after all, a non-profit with limited funds. What students will get is a helpful mentor and a team willing to help out. It may be worth it for the learning-experience and it won't look bad on a CV.