ArduPilot and Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2019

ArduPilot is participating again this year in Google’s Summer of Code program. Just like in past years (2018, 2017) this is a chance for university students (undergrad or grad) to get paid (by Google) to work closely with senior members of the ArduPilot development team on important, fun and interesting projects

We’ve had some great developments come out of this program including SmartRTL and BalanceBot support so if you know of students who would like to apply, please point them towards the GSoC web page.

Some links with more information:

We’ve also setup a discussion forum and ArduPilot GSoC gitter chat room

The program is fairly competitive with many more applicants than the team can accept (it takes a fair bit of developer time to mentor the students) so below are some of the things we look for when making the difficult decision on which applications to work with:

  • Clear and detailed application explaining how you think the project could be done
  • Experience contributing to ArduPilot or other open source projects
  • Relevant prior experience
  • Understanding of Git and/or GitHub

Thanks and please help us spread the word!

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