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GSoC Student Application Template

Basic & Contact information

  1. Full Name:
  2. Preferred Name / Nickname:
  3. Age:
  4. Address of Residence:
  5. E-mail:
  6. Phone number (incl. international prefix):
  7. Other means of contact (Jabber, Skype, etc.):
  8. University / College:
  9. Study Program / Specialization:
  10. What year are you in at the University / College:

Project description

  1. Please describe your idea for your GSoC project. Be as specific as possible, include suggested timeline with milestones.

Motivation & Experience

  1. Why did you choose HelenOS?
  2. What made you suggest the above project?
  3. What past experience in this area do you have? Be as specific as possible, provide pointers for reference.
  4. Can you name some of the most difficult challenges that you had to cope with in your previous experience in this area?
  5. Why should we assign the project to you?
  6. Will you be willing to work on the project even after Google Summer of Code 2011 is over and the project can be extended in an interesting way?

Time planning & Commitment

  1. Do you plan to do something else as a summer job besides working on your GSoC project?
  2. Do you plan to move to another place during the program?
  3. Will there be moments when you will not be able to work on your GSoC project?
  4. Will there be moments when you will not be able to communicate with us?
  5. Please name any other factors that may have an impact on your performance and your commitment to your GSoC project.

Team spirit

  1. Have you read our Tips for (not only) Students, especially the Coding tips and Social interaction tips?
  2. Do you identify yourself with the principles listed in our Tips for (not only) Students?
  3. In your opinion, which of the following animals is the best team player?
    1. Vulture
    2. Wolf
    3. Ant
    4. Bee
    5. Cat
  4. In your opinion, is your potential GSoC project closer to:
    1. School assignment
    2. Job task
    3. Your own project in which the community should not rather get involved
    4. Your own project in which the community needs to be involved too
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