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Google Summer of Code 2024: Mautic Joins as Mentoring Organization

We are delighted to announce that Mautic has been selected as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2024. This will be Mautic’s first year as a mentoring organization, joining the other 195 accepted open-source organizations!

GSoC is a unique opportunity for contributors worldwide to collaborate with Mautic and enhance our open-source marketing automation platform. For those unfamiliar with GSoC, it offers stipends to students and beginners in open-source software development who work on open-source projects over the summer, under the guidance of experienced mentors.

As part of our GSoC program, we are excited to open our doors to new contributors eager to join the Mautic community. This presents an exciting opportunity to enhance your technical skills and gain valuable experience in a collaborative, open-source environment.

You will have the chance to immerse yourself in the community, learning from passionate individuals dedicated to Mautic's project. This unique experience offers contributors the chance to make a real-world impact, contribute to meaningful projects, and receive mentorship from experienced members of the community.

Important Dates for GSoC 2024:

  • February 22 - March 18: Potential GSoC contributors discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations.
  • March 19 - April 2 18:00 UTC: Potential GSoC contributors will submit proposals through the program website.
  • April 2 - April 24:  We review all submitted GSoC Contributor proposals and consider how many we want to select and how many we can handle (how many we have committed mentors for). We decide on the ranking of our GSoC Contributor slots.
  • May 1: Accepted GSoC contributor projects announced.
  • May 1 - 26: Community Bonding Period | GSoC contributors get to know mentors, read documentation, and get up to speed to begin working on their projects.
  • May 27: Coding officially begins!
  • July 8: Mentors and GSoC contributors can begin submitting midterm evaluations.
  • August 19 - 26: Final week: GSoC contributors submit their final work product and their final mentor evaluation (standard coding period).
  • August 26 - September 2: Mentors submit final GSoC contributor evaluations (standard coding period).
  • September 3: Initial results of Google Summer of Code 2024 Announced.
  • November 4: Final date for all GSoC contributors to submit their final work product and final evaluation

Refer to the GSoC Timeline for more info.

How You Can Get Involved:

If you're over 18 years old, interested in open source, and meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply to join us as a GSoC 2024 contributor. Reach out to the Mautic community early, exploring project ideas, and join our Slack community for updates and discussions. 

Please read Mautic’s contribution guidelines for GSoC and the project ideas before engaging with the community.

The application period ends on March 18 (UTC), so prepare your project proposals and become familiar with Mautic beforehand.

We're excited to be part of Google Summer of Code 2024 and look forward to working with contributors and mentors to make Mautic even better!

Stay tuned for more updates and announcements, and let's make this summer memorable for Mautic and the open-source community!

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