SOC Application Template

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Google Summer of Code - Student Application Template for Inkscape

Thanks for considering joining Inkscape for your summer of code project! To help us in identifying you as a good candidate, we ask that you do a few things.

Inkscape Questions

  • When did you first hear about Inkscape?


  • Have you used Inkscape before? For what sorts of things?
  • If you have participated in Inkscape previously, please describe what you've done (e.g. bug reports, questions on mailing list or IRC, etc.)
  • If you have contributed to Inkscape before, please describe when and what you did (bug fixes, translations, packaging, testing, etc.)

About Yourself

  • Describe any plans you have over the summer in addition to GSoC, such as classes, a summer job, vacation plans, master's thesis, etc.
  • What programming projects have you done so far?
  • Have you worked on other open source projects before? If so, please list and describe what you did.
  • Please list other projects you are applying to for GSoC.


  • Checkout the Inkscape sourcecode through Subversion and review it.
  • Introduce yourself on the Inkscape developers mailing list, and post your project ideas for feedback, before submitting your application
  • Find and fix one or two bugs in the Inkscape bug tracker (now at Launchpad). Create and upload patches for the bugs, and make sure we know to connect those bug fixes and your GSoC application.