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In order to apply

  1. Check out our Project Ideas
  2. Introduce yourself! Don’t be shy. See IRC if you’ve never used it before. Ask specific questions and wait! Web interface here.
  3. Begin your application, see our guidelines
  4. Discuss and share your project details (don’t wait!)
  5. See some examples of awesome proposals, add detail to yours :)
  6. Submit your application!
  7. Make a useful patch (be awesome) (optional but recommended)

If you get selected, before the coding begins

  1. Agree to the acceptance requirements (you must do this in writing)
  2. Read our participation expectations (read it ALL, we will quiz you later)
  3. Set up an interaction schedule with your mentors (at least weekly)
  4. Fill out your profile (one sentence summary, your name, link to proposal, dev log)
  5. Get familiarized with web resources of the project
  6. Post your proposal online
  7. Describe your project plan
  8. Document a list of 3 to 10 milestones
  9. Announce your plan via Chat and/or E-mail (discuss and make adjustments)
  10. Download the source code, get set up (compile, install, run)
  11. Submit patches to get familiarized with code (find small tasks like these)

Once coding begins

  1. Write maintainable, portable, complete code
  2. Keep a daily log of your activities online somewhere (a blog or your wiki user page is great for this)
  3. Provide a midterm report on your project progress to the mailing list as well as posting it to your blog or wiki log.
  4. Stay motivated, engage other devs, allocate time for discussions
  5. Provide a final report on your project progress to the mailing list
  6. Keep working on the project you have selected :-)