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GSoC2021 – Call for Students

Summary

Pinky: Gee, Brain, what are we gonna do this year?
Brain: Wear a mask, keep our distance, and do the same thing we do every year, Pinky. Taking over GSoC2021.

For the 10th year in a row, we have been accepted to be part of this incredible program to support young ambitious developers who want to work with open-source organizations like DBpedia

So far, each year has brought us new project ideas, many amazing students and great project results that shaped the future of DBpedia. Even though Covid-19 changed a lot in the world, it couldn’t shake Google Summer of Code (GSoC) much. The program, designed to mentor youngsters from afar is almost too perfect for us. One of the advantages of GSoC is, especially in times like these, the chance to work on projects remotely, but still obtain a first deep dive into Open Source projects like us . 

DBpedia is now looking for students who want to work with us during the upcoming summer months.  

What is Google Summer of Code?

Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing student developers into open source software development. Funds will be given to students (BSc, MSc, PhD.) to work for two and a half months on a specific task. For GSoC-Newbies, this short video and the information provided on their website will explain all there is to know about GSoC2021.

And this is how it works …

Step 1Check out one of our projects here or draft your own. 
Step 2Get in touch with our mentors as soon as possible and write up a project proposal of at least 8 pages. Information about our proposal structure and a template are available here.  
Step 3After a selection phase, students are matched with a specific project and mentor(s) and start working on the project. 

Application Procedure

Further information on the application procedure is available in our DBpedia Guidelines. There you will find information on how to contact us and how to appropriately apply for GSoC2021. Please also note the official GSoC 2020 timeline for your proposal submission and make sure to submit on time.  Unfortunately, extensions cannot be granted. Final submission deadline is April 13, 2021 at 8 pm, CEST.

Contact

Detailed information on how to apply are available on the DBpedia Website. We’ve prepared an information kit for you. Please find all necessary information regarding the student application procedure here.

And in case you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via dbpedia@infai.org.

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Finally, we are looking forward to your contribution!

Yours DBpedia Association

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