TLDR; Wikimedia will soon be applying as a mentoring organization to Google
Summer of Code 2022 <https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com>  and Outreachy
Round 24 <https://www.outreachy.org/> . We are currently working on a
list of interesting project ideas to include in the application. If you
have some ideas for coding or non-coding (design, documentation,
translation, outreach, research) projects, share them here: <
As a mentor, you will engage potential candidates in the application period
for both programs between March and April. You will help candidates make
small contributions to your project and answer any project-related queries
during this time. You will work more closely with the accepted candidates
during the coding period between May and August.
*New changes are coming to GSoC*
GSoC has exciting changes this year, including:
* Eligibility criteria redefined–the program is now open to all open-source
newcomers 18 years and older. It will no longer be solely focused on
university students or recent graduates.
* Multiple sizes of projects supported–ranging from ~175 to ~350 hr long.
* Increased flexibility in project timing–project deadline can be extended
to up to 22 weeks.
*Tips for proposing projects*
* Follow this task description template when you propose a project in
#Google- Summer-of-Code (2022) or #Outreachy (Round 24) tag.
* Project should require an experienced developer ~15 days and a newcomer
~3 months to complete.
* Each project should have at least two mentors, and one of them should
hold a technical background.
* Ideally, the project has no tight deadlines, a moderate learning curve,
and fewer dependencies on Wikimedia's core infrastructure. Projects
addressing the needs of a language community are most welcome!
* If you don't have an idea in mind and would like to pick one from an
existing list, check out these projects: <
* To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of mentors, visit our
resources on MediaWiki.org
Senior Developer Advocate
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>