Drupal's 11 projects for Google Summer of Code 2016
The past few months have been an exciting time working with students from all over the world. As Drupal's organization admin for Google Summer of Code I'm basically a full time volunteer from January until now when projects are finally announced. Now the fun part starts with students working 10 weeks this summer for Drupal via funding from Google (worth $60.5000USD!). Learn more about our selected projects @ https://groups.drupal.org/node/510665
Starting in January a few students start appearing asking questions about how to be accepted into GSoC with Drupal. Honestly, students can start year round. The #1 best chance you have at being selected is becoming a rock start contributor on drupal.org. Get involved with Drupal core and start fixing issues for contributed modules before you even start proposal process. Interested students can read our guidelines to getting started @ https://www.drupal.org/node/2415225. Moving into February is when things get busy. Everyday we have new students asking how to get started. To be honest, students asking too many basic questions and are obviously not reading our documentation will not go far.
Sometime in March is when we can clearly see which students to select. Again, be as active in issue queues as possible. Not to mention writing a stellar project proposal helps. Congratulations to all selected students. Obviously we wish to select as many projects as possible because it was difficult turning away a few amazing students. However, management of 11 projects is a big time investment. Rather than taking on as many projects as possible hoping some might pass, Drupal's goal is to ensure all projects have as many resources as possible to be more than 100% successful.