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So you're looking to apply for Google Summer of Code, GSoC, and you find the idea of [[About|MusicBrainz]] or some other project under the [[MetaBrainz]] umbrella intriguing. But where do you go now? How do you get started? This document intends to guide you along that path.
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So you're looking to apply for Google Summer of Code, GSoC, and you find the idea of [[About|MusicBrainz]] or some other project under the [http://metabrainz.org/ MetaBrainz] umbrella intriguing. But where do you go now? How do you get started? This document intends to guide you along that path.
  
 
== Let's get started! ==
 
== Let's get started! ==

Revision as of 12:48, 5 February 2015

So you're looking to apply for Google Summer of Code, GSoC, and you find the idea of MusicBrainz or some other project under the MetaBrainz umbrella intriguing. But where do you go now? How do you get started? This document intends to guide you along that path.

Let's get started!

First off, you really want to study this flow chart:
GSoC flowchart.png
Got that? Alright. Let's move on.

So how do I get involved with the project?

First off, read How to Contribute. Then get familiar with the editing process, at least to a cursory degree. Check open bugs, feature requests, etc. at http://tickets.musicbrainz.org/ and just dig in.

I have more questions…

Great! The Contact page describes how to reach other MusicBrainz contributors via mailing lists (musicbrainz-devel for most GSoC related topics) or IRC (#musicbrainz-devel for most GSoC related topics).