SOC Application Template

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Google Summer of Code - Candidate Application Template for Inkscape

Thanks for considering Inkscape for your SoC project! To help us identifying you as a good candidate, we ask a few questions.

Inkscape Questions

  1. When did you first hear about Inkscape?
  2. What kind of drawings do you create with Inkscape?
  3. Describe your participation in our community (e.g. uploaded drawings, tutorials, bug reports, communication via mailing lists or IRC).
  4. Describe your contributions to the Inkscape development (e.g. bug fixes, translations, packaging, testing).
  5. In exactly two sentences, why should we pick YOU?

About Yourself

  1. What is your name, email address, and irc nickname?
  2. Describe any plans you have for the summer in addition to GSoC (classes, thesis, job, vacation, etc.).
  3. What programming projects have you completed?
  4. What are your favorite programming tools (editor, etc.)?
  5. Describe any work on other open-source projects.
  6. List other GSoC projects you are applying to.


  1. Submit a drawing you have made with Inkscape. It doesn't have to be professional quality but it should show us that you know how to use Inkscape.
  2. Introduce yourself on the Inkscape developers mailing list, and post your project ideas for feedback, before submitting your application
  3. Checkout the Inkscape sourcecode through git and review it. Make sure you can compile and build Inkscape on your own PC!
  4. Find and fix two bugs in the Inkscape bug tracker. Create and upload patches for the bugs, and make sure we know to connect those bug fixes and your GSoC application. You can alternatively submit a patch that improves code unrelated to a bug.
  5. Prepare a detailed plan (with timetable) of the work you want to do.