Collection of Open Source Events and Hackathons you need to know

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Here in this post of Terminal Stack, I have collected the Open Source events and Hackathons held every month. I have observed that students always forget the dates of the Open Source event and recall after the date is over to fill out the form. So,  you can now add reminders for this.

January 

·         Open Source Events

1- Google Summer of Code Link

  • Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on introducing students to open source software development. Students work on a 3-month programming project with an open-source organization during their break from university.

2- JIIT Open-Source Developers Circle Link

  • JIIT Month of Code is an online program by the open-source club of Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, JIIT Noida-128, the JODC, focused on introducing students to open source software development and documentation writing.

3- GirlScript Summer of Code Link

  • GirlScript Summer of Code is the 3 month long Open Source program during summers conducted by GirlScript Foundation, started in 2018, intending to help beginners get started with Open Source Development while encouraging diversity.

4- Outreachy Link

  • Outreachy provides internships to work in open source and free software. Outreachy internships are open to applicants around the world. Interns work remotely and are not required to move. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 for the three-month internship. Interns have a $500 travel stipend to attend conferences or events.

5- OpenCode IIITA Link

  • OpenCode is a month-long program for students to start their journey in the world of open-source. It starts in January.
    The Only requirement is an enthusiastic heart to learn.

February 

·         Open Source Events

1- STEP (Google) Link

  • The STEP program is a developmental opportunity for first- and second-year undergraduate students with a passion for technology—especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.

2- Google Summer of Code Link

  • Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on introducing students to open source software development. Students work on a 3-month programming project with an open-source organization during their break from university.

3- Open Mainframe Project Mentorship Program- Linux Foundation Link

  • The Open Mainframe Project funds mentees to complete projects during the period between semesters in May, June, July, August, and September. Upon successful completion of the mentorship, mentees are invited to present at an industry conference. The Open Mainframe Project funds to travel and expenses for mentees.
  • First Program: July 1 – September 30
  • Second Program: August 1 – October 31
  • Third Program: September 1 – November 30

4- Red Hat Open Source Contest Link

  • Red Hat Open Source Contest is a competition for students during which they show students how easy it is to participate in open source projects. Students can also get feedback on their code and get it included in a real project. By participating in the Red Hat Open Source Contest students can win nice prizes.
  • Exceptional participants may receive offers for an internship at Red Hat. The overall contest winner receives an e-shop coupon worth 10,000 CZK

March

·          Open Source Events

1- Codess Link

  • Codess is a community for female coders initiated by Microsoft and was established to explore ways to promote gender diversity in the engineering field. Since its inception in 2013 in London, Codess has been inspiring women in engineering and helping them achieve their professional goals.
  • The best part: Approximately 30 participants were extended offers to intern at Microsoft.

2- Google Summer of Earth Engine Link

  • Google Summer of Earth Engine is a research program for Indian university students & researchers to get a chance to work with leading research organizations in the country working in environment, conservation, water resources, and agricultural domains over 3 months of summer on a project and get paid to do so!
  • This program is based on the Google Summer of Code model.

3- Linux Kernel Mentorship Program Link

  • The Linux Kernel Mentorship Program offers a structured remote learning opportunity to aspiring Linux Kernel developers. Experienced Linux Kernel developers and maintainers mentor volunteer mentees and help them become contributors to the Linux Kernel.
  • The Linux Kernel Mentorship Program includes three 12-week, full-time volunteer mentee positions, and two 24-week part-time volunteer mentee positions each year. Please check the Summer 2020 Linux Kernel Mentorship Program and get started. This is a remote opportunity and there is no need to relocate or move to participate.

4- Free Software Foundation Link

  • This is an educational opportunity to work with the organization that sponsors the GNU Project, publishes the GNU General Public License (GPL), and fights for software freedom.

5- Linux Foundation Networking Mentorship Link

  • The LF Networking (LFN) intern/mentorship program is aimed at creating a structured hands-on learning opportunity for new developers who may otherwise lack the opportunity to gain exposure to open source software development and entry to the LFN projects’ technical communities.
  • Each mentee will apply and be matched with a mentor or mentors who are active developers and technologists contributing to the industry’s leading open-source networking projects such as ONAP, OPNFV, OpenDaylight, FD.io. Each mentee will work remotely from his/her location of choice.
Open Source Events

 April 

·         Open Source Events

1- RARE Technologies Student Incubator Program Link

  •  Student Incubator offers a unique mix of academic mentorship, hands-on project work, and technical training. It is a highly selective program where you will be mentored by an industry expert as you develop a pragmatic solution to a real-world problem using machine learning.

2- Igalia Web Engines Hackfest Link

  • Igalia has been hosting the Web Engines Hackfest every year since 2009. And every year the event has grown bigger, with an increasing number of participants and broader areas of interest.

3- BOSS – Bountiful Open Source Summer Link

  • Each year, BOSSteach hundreds of students coding, programming, and software development. Over the past five years (they started in April 2014), they have helped more than 3000 students gain expertise in Android, Web, Data Science, and more.
  • BOSS 2019 is open to any Indian Student. You could be a student enrolled in any school or a college or university.

 May

·         Open Source Events

1- Season of Docs Link

  • Google Season of Docs is a program allowing technical writers to contribute to open source projects, by paying them a three-month stipend and facilitating connections between writers and projects. As a platform that’s all about supporting the open-source community, this is fantastic, because a lot of open source projects need documentation help.

2-ESA Summer of Code in Space Link

  • ESA Summer of Code in Space (SOCIS) is a program run by the European Space Agency that focuses on bringing student developers into open source software development for space applications. Students work with a mentoring organization (with potential support from ESA experts) on a 3-month programming project during their summer break.

3- OSS World Challenge Link     

  • Open Source Software World Challenge is an annual competition hosted by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning of Korea.
  • Open to anyone national interested in open-source software. Bring together the gems of open source developers to cultivate developing skills through cooperative projects which will eventually expand the open-source minds/spirit and practices among the community.

4- ACM MM Open Source Software Competition Link

  • The Open Source Software Competition is an important part of the ACM Multimedia program. The competition, now in its 17th edition, is intended to celebrate, encourage and promote the contribution of researchers, software developers, and educators to advance the field by providing the community with implementations of codecs, middleware, frameworks, toolkits, libraries, multimedia players, applications, authoring tools, and other multimedia software.

5- MLH Fellowship Link

  • The MLH Fellowship is an internship alternative for software engineers. Instead of working on a project for just one company, you’ll contribute to Open Source projects that are used by companies around the world. You’ll collaborate with a group of 10 students under the guidance of a professional mentor whose only job is to help you successfully contribute.

6- Jenkins UI/UX Hackfest Link

  • UI/UX Online Hackfest is an online event. The goal is to improve the Jenkins user experience, including but not limited to user interface and documentation. They also invite participants to share experiences about Jenkins and to participate in UX testing. The event will have the Jenkins is the Way theme. The most active contributors will get special edition swag and other prizes.

Also Read:- EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GSOC

June 

·         Open Source Events

1- Linux Kernel Mentorship Program Link Link

  • The Linux Kernel Mentorship Program offers a structured remote learning opportunity to aspiring Linux Kernel developers. Experienced Linux Kernel developers and maintainers mentor volunteer mentees and help them become contributors to the Linux Kernel.

2- PClub Summer Of Code Link

  • PClub Summer of Code is the 2 month long Open Source program during summers conducted by Programming Club, UIET, to help beginners get started with Open Source Development while encouraging diversity.
  • PSoC is targeted at audiences who want to dwell in OpenSource Development as well as those who are already into FOSS development. This program will help students with other open-source programs like Gsoc, Outreachy, etc.

3- Summer ISCAS Open Source Promotion Plan Link

  • Open Source Promotion Plan is a 3 month long Open Source Program during the Summer conducted by ISCAS, China. having the aim of encouraging everyone to pay close attention to open source software and open source community, aiming to cultivate and explore more outstanding developers.
  • This is a good alternative to Google Summer of Code.

July

·         Open Source Events

1- Alibaba Summer of Code Link

  • Alibaba Summer of Code is a global program focused on engaging students directly into open source software development. Under the guidance of the mentor in the Alibaba open source project, students experience software development in the real world.
  • On this exclusive developer journey, students will have the opportunity to: Participate in the top projects of the International Open Source Foundation, Get a fast pass of Alibaba Internship/recruitment.

August 

·         Hackathons

1- InOut Hackathon Link

  • InOut prides itself on being India’s biggest community hackathon.
  • Since its inception in 2015, InOut has been a platform where technology leaders and the brightest minds come together to collaborate on building tools that solve real problems.

September

·         Open Source Events

1- CodeHeat Coding Contest of FOSSASIA Link

  • In the Heat of the Code is a coding contest for FOSSASIA projects on GitHub.
  • The contest runs until February. Grand prize winners will be invited to present their work at the FOSSASIA OpenTechSummit in Singapore in March and will get up to 600 SGD in travel funding to attend, plus a free speaker ticket.
  • Other participants will have the chance to win T-shirts, Swag, and vouchers to attend Open Tech events in the region and will get certificates of participation.

2- MDG Season of Code- IIT-R Link

  • MDG is an active student group of IIT Roorkee directing its efforts towards creating useful mobile applications and promoting tech-based learning for the same.
  • Perks – Direct Interview, Mentorship from MDG, T-Shirts, and Goodies

3- Semester Long Project- DAIICT Link

  • SLoP or Semester Long Project is an initiative by the Developer Student Club (DA-IICT), exclusively for students who are new to open source software development to get started with open source contributions.
  • The objective is to increase the development culture and involvement of students with open-source technologies which will present the benefits of open source as well as introduce them to cutting-edge tech and coding practices.

October 

·         Open Source Events

1- Hacktoberfest Link

 

  • Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean and DEV. Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community. To participate, four pull requests must be submitted to public GitHub repositories. You can sign up anytime between October 1 and October 31.

2- Pycon Link

  • Pycon is the premier conference in India on using and developing the Python programming language.

3- Linux Kernel Mentorship Program Link Link

  • The Linux Kernel Mentorship Program offers a structured remote learning opportunity to aspiring Linux Kernel developers. Experienced Linux Kernel developers and maintainers mentor volunteer mentees and help them become contributors to the Linux Kernel.

4- Halite AI Bot Challenge Link

  Halite is an artificial intelligence challenge, created by Two Sigma. Participants code bots using the programming language of their choice to compete in an original online multiplayer game.

5- NJACK Winter of Code Link

  • NJACK Winter of Code is an initiative by NJACK, IIT Patna, targeted at students who have never participated in Free or Open Source Software (FOSS) development before, as well as at those who have already become an expert in Open Source Development and are currently contributing to projects of any domain, say Web, Mobile, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, etc.

November 

·         Hackathons

1- I_Hack (IIT-B) Link

  • At I_Hack, we bring together India’s best coders, developers, designers, innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. I_Hack is geared up for those who are passionate about building, designing, and innovating. It is a 30 Hr event where the enthusiasts meet, develop and compete in the product prototyping competition.
  • I_Hack comprises 3 parallel tracks: BLOCKCHAIN TRACK, SOFTWARE TRACK, DATA TRACK.

 December 

·         Hackathons

1- SIH (Smart India Hackathon) Link Linkedin

   Registration Start 

  • World’s Biggest Hackathon and Open Innovation model, an initiative by the Ministry of HRD.
  • Smart India Hackathon initiative Involves 2 Lakh + students with 57,000+ ideas from 2200+ institutions against 530+ problem statements provided by 120+ organizations from across India.  Be part of the World’s biggest Open Innovation Movement Opportunity to work with some of the best talents in the country.

·          Open Source Events

1- KWoC (Kharagpur Winter of Code) Link

  • Kharagpur Winter of Code is a 5-week long online program for students who are new to open source software development. The program not only helps students to get involved in open-source but also prepares them for many open-source summer programs; Google Summer of Code is one of them. The program is hosted by Kharagpur Open Source Society, an independent student group at IIT Kharagpur, but is open to students of any university.

2- KDE Student Program Link

  • Focused on offering an opportunity to anyone (not just enrolled students) contributing to the KDE community, this is a program that is comparable to the well-known Google Summer of Code, with some special differences.
  • A key difference is that SoK projects are not limited to code-focused work, but any that benefit our community. For instance, projects can be about documentation, reports, translation, system administration, web, and other types of work including code as well.

3- 24 Pull Requests Link

  • 24 Pull Requests goal is to encourage contribution to open source projects during December. The site suggests open projects, highlights tickets that are good for new contributors, provides guides for contributing, and promotes good contributions submitted each day.
  • The idea is simple: ‘Send 24 pull requests between December 1st and December 24th’, encouraging contributors to give back to open source projects with little gifts of code throughout December.

References:

https://24pullrequests.com/about

https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/archive/

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