Swift is applying to participate in Google Summer of Code this year again.
We had some great projects last year (4 out of 4 completed successfully), and this year we wanted to give the community a little bit of a heads up, so you can also come up with your own ideas in case you have some you would like to propose and find a mentor for early.
We are currently collecting ideas, matching them with mentors and slowly putting them up on the (work in progress) Swift.org - Project Ideas for GSoC 2021 site.
If you have other project ideas please feel free to post them here or message me directly and we'll work on polishing them up and try to find a suitable mentor for them.
A project idea should follow a similar structure as the ones on the linked site (i.e. include title, description, expected outcomes, etc).
If and when Swift is accepted as a project for GSoC 2021 we will post another update announcing this here.
To understand the timeline of GSoC this year it is best to read the Google Summer of Code: How it Works: Timeline page, but here are a few of the key dates to keep in mind:
- March 10 - Organizations Announced (hopefully, including Swift )
- March 30 - April 13 - Student Application Period
- May 18 - Student Projects Announced
- May 18 - June 8 - Community Bonding
- June 8 - August 17 - Coding (note the shorter than usual coding period (around 21 days)
Keep in mind that currently we are pretty early in the process, and accepted organizations have not been announced yet. We wanted to give the community a heads up though in case you have some project ideas what might need some longer time to prepare and flesh out before the official Student Application Period begins.