In this post, I’m going to tell you how I got accepted to GSoC 2018 as a student developer at CGAL, and how I passed all of the three evaluations.
As many of you may have known, Google Summer of Code is an annual event that provides opportunities for students around the world to work with open-source companies/organizations. Students are also paid a decent amount of money, based on the location of their university.
I first heard of GSoC from a teacher in high school. It’s normally held after its brother program, known as Google Code-in. Around January, I started checking calendar and waited until mid February when the official list of partner organizations was published. At this point, I would “lurk” around the site to find some interesting project, yet it must suit my ability. I have 2-year experience with C++, thanks to the training for the National Olympiad, so I targeted a few companies. However, most of the work I’d done was theoretical work, not designing and configuring apps, hence CGAL was a good choice. It was managed by more than 8 institutions, all of which are very advanced in the field of technology.
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