Open Data Kit is participating in Google Summer of Code this summer. The program provides opportunities for newcomers to computing and open source to complete paid internships. Please read through this post carefully to learn how to get started!
About Open Data Kit
Open Data Kit (ODK) is a free and open-source set of tools which help organizations author, field, and manage mobile data collection solutions. Data collection is a key component of social good efforts ranging from polio elimination to rainforest conservation and ODK helps thousands of organizations collect data quickly, accurately, offline, and at scale. Read more on the website!
If you have any questions about internships in general, please ask in the comments for this post! Administrators may split some of the longer threads into their own topics if needed but please start all general internship forum conversations in this thread. For questions or comments about specific projects, please comment on the project posts listed below.
We prefer you use the forum for communication so all time zones can have a chance to respond. If you have a question that needs a real-time answer or just want to chat, you can find us on the developer Slack in the #internships channel. Questions about your initial contributions should go in the channel for the project you are contributing to.
We aim to have all conversations in public to increase transparency and knowledge sharing. In this spirit, please refrain from messaging community members directly!
These high-level descriptions should serve as a starting point for your project proposals:
- Improve parsing performance in ODK JavaRosa
- Stabilize and release ODK 2 Push Notifications
- Increase devices supported by device-to-device transfer app
We will not be accepting proposals beyond the three listed above.
- Read over this post very carefully and ask below if you have any questions
- Look over the ODK website and ODK documentation to familiarize yourself with the project
- Read the contributor guide for the project you are interested in
- Find an issue tagged "quick win" or "contributor friendly" that you want to work on and comment with
@opendatakit-bot claimto assign yourself to it. Make sure to accept the GitHub email invitation to the ODK organization that you get!
- Join the developer Slack and talk to community members in #internships about internships and the project channels about your contributions. Remember, if it doesn't need to be real time, comment on this forum post or on one of the project posts.
We recommend starting to discuss your project ideas in the project-specific forum threads above as soon as you can! The earlier you start your application and share a draft, the stronger it will be.