Are you interested in participating in Polaris through a Summer of Code project? Excellent -- we can't wait to work with you! Here are some tips for making your application stand out.
Involvement goes a long way
Previous participation in the project demonstrates your interest and gets your name known. There are lots of ways to do this:
Introduce yourself in our Matrix chat room. Let us know that you're interested in the project, and taking part in the Summer of Code.
Have a look at our Issues page and ask about one that interests you.
A proposal makes a huge difference
While some Summer of Code sponsors may not require a proposal from you, we strongly recommend making one: it will give us more information about you, and demonstrate your interest in the project.
It doesn't have to be huge, fancy or filled with graphics; even a page or two of text is enough to show us what you'd like to do. Show us how it will help the project, and how you think you can accomplish it in the time you'll have.
Show us who you are
Any information about yourself you can supply is good to show:
- Social media profiles (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc), especially where they demonstrate interest in related fields (space, machine learning, etc)
- Programming experience (Gitlab, Github, Bitbucket, etc)
- Participation in other open source or volunteer projects
- A personal website or blog
Don't worry about lack of experience. Skills help -- but enthusiasm and a demonstrated willingness to learn and help out are at least as important.
We can't wait to hear from you!
We look forward to meeting you and learning more about you. We wish you good luck in your application!