Welcome to the discussion forum for GSoC 2017 for ArduPilot. We're really looking forward to working with the students who will be selected to make great improvements to ArduPilot. We have some experienced mentors who have helped past students make great contributions, and we're hoping for similar success this year.
There are some suggested projects listed here: http://ardupilot.org/dev/docs/gsoc-ideas-list.html
and on-going discussions on the gitter channel here: https://gitter.im/ArduPilot/GSoC
Please note that there are likely to be more students applying than we will have places allocated by Google, so make sure you make your application a good one. We are looking for:
- Enthusiasm for your chosen project
- Experience with the tools you will need to complete the project (eg. demonstrated ability in the relevant programming language or environment)
- Details of past open source projects you have contributed to
- Information on how you would approach the project, what time you can put into it and what you think you can achieve over the GSoC period
Please feel free to discuss your ideas with the dev team on the GSoC gitter channel. Additional details are also available here.