A GSoC meet up was held in Delhi @Codingblock, Pitampura. More than 400 students applied to attend this session but unfortunately only 100 were selected to attend it ( one of them was me 😛 ). Session started at 03:00 pm till 06:00 pm with lot of talks.
First talk was from Shiven Mian ( GSoC 2016, FOSSASIA ), he gave a brief explanation about GSoC program and also discussed about various organizations. Then he started showing about his GSoC project and described his proposal and ideas to implement. Though he was having only 6 months experience but still he is a contributor to FOSSASIA and his mentor was a co-founder of FOSSASIA : Mario Behling.
In between there was a video conference with Mario Behling, it was one of the best session among all and got some tips to contribute to open source as well as FOSSASIA. He interacted with all of us and asked about our interest to contribute and guided us accordingly.
Second talk was from Arnav Gupta ( GSoC 2015 & 2016, FOSSASIA ), he explained about version control system , pull requests , GIT and many more. He shared all his experience in FOSSASIA and how he get into summer of code program.
Third talk was from Harshit Dwivedi ( GSoC 2016, FOSSASIA ), he too shared his experience and some tips to use gitter and other open chat sessions. He also showed his well did proposal ( personally it was one of the best proposal I have ever seen 🙂 ) and his contributions to FOSSASIA.
Fourth talk was about FOSSASIA’s new application developed by Manan Wason (GSoC 2015 & 2016, FOSSASIA ) and Harshit Dwivedi, there project was to build an app as an open event project. Some more talk sessions from Rakesh Verma, Aayush Arora, Aditya Vyas and Saptak Sengupta.
At last, there was an interactive session but unfortunately due to lack of time and long distance I couldn’t attend that. missed :'(.
Really it was a great session and good experience with these GSoCer fellows.
“Don’t just think of contributing , start contributing (</>)”