It’s that time of the year when we see an influx of students interested in Google Summer of Code.
Some students may need some pointers to where to get started. I would like to ask GNOME contributors to be patient with the student’s questions and help them find where to get started.
Point them at https://wiki.gnome.org/Outreach/SummerOfCode/Students for overall information regarding the program and our project proposals. Also, help them find mentors through our communication channels.
Many of us have been Outreachy/GSoC interns and the positive experiences we had with our community were certainly an important factor making us long-term contributors.
If you have any doubts, you can ask them in the #soc channel or contact GNOME GSoC administrators.