Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an annual, international, program which encourages college-aged students to participate with open source projects during the summer break between classes.
Students accepted into the program receive a stipend, paid by Google, to work well-defined projects to improve or enhance the Jenkins project. In exchange, numerous Jenkins community members volunteer as "mentors" for students to help integrate them into the open source community and succeed in completing their summer projects.
We use the GSoC SIG for communications about GSoC. Projects may also have their own mailing lists, chats and meetings. See details on project pages.
We use mailing list for discussions. This is the recommended channel for communications
There is also a GSoC Gitter channel for real-time communications, but it is better to use mailing lists to request technical feedback or to have long discussions
Public Google Group: jenkinsci-gsoc-all-public.
The purpose of this mailing list is for all public communications on GSoC such as new mentor and new student introductions, project proposal questions and discussions, process and timeline related questions. For private matters such as communication difficulties with mentors, students, or org admins, please use the admin mailing list shown below.
To start, you need a Google or Gmail account
After clicking above link, a "Sign in" button appears in top-right of page
After sign in, a "Join group" button appears in middle of page
To learn more about joining a Google Group, please see https://support.google.com/groups/answer/1067205
Although we use mailing lists as the main communication channel, we also have regular "office hours" video calls. During these timeslots Jenkins GSoC org admins and mentors are available for any GSoC-related questions.
Before the announcement of accepted projects, we will be using a weekly GSoC SIG meeting as the office hours slot (2PM UTC on Wednesdays). You can add the office hours to your calendar when you visit the Jenkins event calendar.
In addition to these organization-wide meetings, each GSoC project has regular meetings during community bonding and coding phases. See the project pages for the schedule.