NWoC (NJACK Winter of Code) is a program by NJACK (The Official Computer Science Club of IIT Patna) that helps students understand the paradigm of Open Source contribution and gives them real world software development experience.



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About

NJACK Winter of Code is an initiative by NJACK, IIT Patna, targeted at students who have never participated in Free or Open Source Software (FOSS) development before, as well as at those who have already become an expert in Open Source Development and are currently contributing to projects of any domain, say Web, Mobile, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT etc. It also aims to prepare them for bigger programs and opportunities like Google Summer of Code, Outreachy etc.

How it works?

Participants can apply for the program either as a student or as a mentor. Mentors are selected through a selection process. The selected mentors propose projects, the best of which are chosen to be included in the program. Students work on these projects in their winter vacations. The mentors review the pull requests and the overall work on their project by various contributors throughout the coding period of the program. At the end of the coding period, the students are compared on the basis of most contributions.

For more info, please download the student or mentor manual:

Register

Register as a mentor here: link

Register as a student here: link

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Timeline

Program Announced
30th October, 2019
NJACK Winter of Code is released online and students and mentors are informed about the program.
Registration Starts
1st November, 2019
Interested mentors sign up on the website and optionally register their projects. Interested students begin applying to the program.
Mentor Registration Ends
22nd November, 2019
Mentors must register themselves by 15th November, 2019.
Projects Announced
26th November, 2019
Organizing team selects projects and announces them.
Coding Period Starts
1st December, 2019
Registered students start contributing to selected projects.
Coding Period Ends
6th January, 2020
Students conclude with their contributions for the program. Mentors file feedback.
Results Announced
10-15th January, 2020
Results announced.


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NWoC 2018 Statistics



40+

Projects done



1000+

Participants



700+

Pull Requests



255+

Universities

Projects

NWoC 2018 had over 40 projects to work upon. We had projects ranging from Web, App Development to Blockchain and Machine Learning. For the complete list of projects in NWoC 2018, please visit the Projects page.

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