This programme, occurring each summer since 2005, encourages students to spend their summer working on open-source software, sponsored by Google.
If you’re a student and want to work on XMPP software over the summer, apply! You may apply to work on anything XMPP-related, and if you’re not sure what would make a good project then check out the XMPP GSoC ideas page for this year. Although student applications are not being submitted until next week now is a good time to plan what you’re going to work on and discuss it with the relevant project(s).
The Prosody community also had a brainstorming session and came up with some Prosody-related GSoC projects that would be interesting to work on. Again, remember that you’re free to come up with your own project ideas too.
If you’re interested in working on Prosody then get talking to us now!
If you’re looking for other XMPP software projects participating in GSoC then take a peek at their sites listed on this page or join the email@example.com chatroom. If you’re still lost you can join #jabber on Freenode and someone can point you in the right direction.