Winter of Code
A month long coding & designing extravaganza
for beginners organized by SDSLabs, IIT Roorkee
About
A month long online programme for beginners. The programme not only helps students to get involved in open source, but also preps them for many open source summer programmes, Google Summer of Code being one of them.
Introduction to GSoC Environment
Fosters the culture of Open source
Direct entry to SDSLabs Interviews for freshers
Mentorship from past GSoC holders
Process
for Developers
  • Submit your idea
  • Get shortlisted and connect with your mentor
  • Code-review-feedback
  • Watch your idea get live.
for Designers
  • Submit your idea
  • Get shortlisted and connect with your mentor
  • Brainstorm and Design
  • Watch your idea turn into solution
Timeline
Winter of Code Announced

26th Jan
2023
Proposal Submission Deadline

10th Feb
2023
List of Accepted Proposals released

13th Feb
2023
Initial Feedback & Connect

14th Feb
2023
Mid Evaluation & Connect

25th Feb
2023
Final Evaluation & Connect

12th Mar
2023
Proposal Guidelines

A good proposal is well formatted and easy to read for the reviewers. It must be precise and contain relevant details while avoiding any extra information.

You must clearly take care of the following points in your proposal -

  • Description
  • Use Cases
  • Impact
  • Timelines
  • Context (with respect to SDSLabs)

While describing the timeline, be very clear about specific goals you will be completing during this one month in a weekly fashion.

While we encourage fresh and innovative ideas from you people, it's upto you to make sure that you select a realistic goal considering the time duration of one month.

Sample Proposals

Proposals for previous years' GSoC participants can be viewed here

Submit your idea to get started.