In addition to the ALiAS Summer of Code (ASoC), there are several other notable programs that provide opportunities for students to contribute to open-source projects and gain valuable experience. Here are some well-known programs that you may find interesting:
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a prestigious program sponsored by Google. It offers students from around the world the opportunity to work on open-source projects with mentoring from experienced developers. GSoC provides a stipend to selected students, allowing them to focus on their project during the summer. Participating in GSoC can be a significant stepping stone for your open-source journey and can open doors to exciting career opportunities.
LFX Mentorship makes it easy to sponsor and help train the next generation of open source developers by serving key needs of the community. Invest in building a stronger and more diverse community of qualified developers and engineers.
More than 190 mentees have been accepted since the programs started in 2019, participating in 96 mentorship programs.
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Outreachy is a program that provides internships to underrepresented groups in the open-source community. The program aims to create a more diverse and inclusive open-source environment by offering paid internships with various open-source organizations. Outreachy internships are available in areas such as software development, documentation, design, and more. Participating in Outreachy can be a valuable opportunity to gain hands-on experience and contribute to meaningful projects.
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These are just a few examples of the many programs available for students to engage in open-source development. Each program has its own unique offerings and application process, so we encourage you to explore these programs further and find the one that aligns with your interests and goals.
The Major League Hacking (MLH) Fellowship is a remote internship program that connects talented developers with innovative companies and impactful open-source projects. The program offers a structured learning experience, mentorship, and real-world project work. As an MLH Fellow, you'll have the opportunity to gain practical skills, collaborate with industry professionals, and make a meaningful impact in the open-source community.
The GitHub Octernships is a program that connects students with industry partners in paid professional experiences and mentorship on open source and software development projects.
There are several other well-known programs that provide opportunities for students to contribute to open-source projects. Some of these programs include:
- Rails Girls Summer of Code
- Python Software Foundation (PSF) Internship Program
- Apache Summer of Code
- Red Hat Internship Program
- GirlScript Summer of Code (GSSoC)
- KDE Season of Code
These programs offer a diverse range of projects and learning experiences. We recommend researching each program to understand their specific requirements and application processes.
Participating in these programs can broaden your horizons, enhance your technical skills, and connect you with a vibrant community of open-source enthusiasts. It's an excellent opportunity to make meaningful contributions and advance your career in the world of open source.
Remember to visit the respective websites of these programs for more information on how to apply and get involved.