Expert talk on
Cracking GSoC and Introduction to Open Source
22nd October 2021
Google Developer Student Club (GDSC) and Institution's Innovation Council (MoE), Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurugram organized an expert talk on “Cracking GSoC and Introduction to Open Source” on 22nd October 2021. Mr. Gopi Krishna Menon (Research Scholar IIIT Delhi) was the speaker of the workshop. Students from all Engineering Departments participated in the workshop.
The main objective of session was to make the aspiring engineers acquainted with the conceptual as well practical knowledge of CRACKING GSoC and Open Source.
Mr. Gopi started the session and told to students there is no shortcut or direct easy way for cracking GSoC and it is important to note GSoC isn't your direct ticket to a #FAANG interview.
He gave introduction to Open Source. He told, if anyone work for company as a developer, they work with closed – source code’ but with open source everybody has access to the code. It is also mostly free to use/deploy the code.
Moving the session further Mr. Gopi described with GSoC, Google provides an opportunity for students to work with open-source projects and grow/learn under a mentor. Google also provides a stipend to further sweeten the pot. Basically, Google just becomes the organization sponsoring your work as an independent 'student contributor'. (GSoC is NOT an internship).
Later he explained the student’s steps by step process to start journey with GSoC.
- Select Organizations
- Start Contributing
- Keep Contributing Until the Organizations are Announced
- Make Your Project Proposal
- Keep Contributing and Wait For the Result
In the end Mr. Gopi told students the benefits of GSoC. The session ended with the vote of thanks by Dr. Isha Malhotra (Principal, DCE)