GStreamer Google Summer of Code

You can now submit an application as a student to be part of this years Google Summer of Code. So if you want to do a GStreamer project be sure to ping us on IRC (#gstreamer, or send an email to the gstreamer-devel mailing list and start discussing any project ideas you might have, or to ask questions about items from our SoC ideas page..

Details on how to submit an application you can find our our Student information page.

Try to submit your application as soon as possible because if you wait until the day before the deadline of April the 6th, then the amount of time available for feedback and improvements will be small and thus decrease your chances of getting approved.

GStreamer and the Google Summer of Code 2012

A big thanks to Google for making GStreamer part of also this years Google Summer of Code. For those of you who might not know the Google Summer of Code it is basically a program that lets you do a summer internship with various leading open source projects and get paid for it (if you are a student).

So if you always wanted to get involved with the GStreamer project and become a multimedia wizard, this is a great way to do so. The process is quite simply, you write a proposal for what you want to do (some possible suggestions and info found here) and submit it to Google when the application period starts on the 26th of March. Before then you would do well to speak with us on IRC or email lists to discuss your project to maximise your chances of getting selected.

We have a special Google Summer of Code student information page with information on what the GStreamer project specifically expects of you and your proposal. So for those interested that should be a good starting point.

Hope to see many great applications this year on either GStreamer itself or GStreamer using projects. And remember, you don’t have to feel bound by our suggestion list, if you have a great idea for a project that involves GStreamer, then we are happy to mentor it, just be sure to talk to us as soon as possible so we can let you know if we think it is a suitable Summer of Code project.