Sep 8 – 9, 2023
IIT Mandi
Asia/Kolkata timezone

15 years of Google Summer of Code with OpenPrinting

Sep 9, 2023, 10:15 AM
Room 1

Room 1

Panel (40 min) Community


Aveek Basu
Till Kamppeter


Till Kamppeter and Aveek Basu are organizing every year the participation of the Linux Foundation as mentoring organization in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and mentoring contributors for OpenPrinting.

In all the years we did not only get a lot of work done, but got people into our team, got contributors into the world of free software, gave them experience for their careers, ...

In this panel session Till and Aveek, and some of the current and former contributors and mentors will tell about their experience with GSoC, what was amazing, where they struggled, ...

We tell how to get a GSoC contributor, what is required and how one works on a project. We also show the evaluation and onboarding process of OpenPrinting ...

And we do a Q&A session for the audience, answering all their questions and dispel any doubts ...

Session author's bio

Till is leader of OpenPrinting since it was founded in 2001, introduced the CUPS printing system in Mandrake Linux in 2000 working at MandrakeSoft and with this and a lot of evangelism (booths, talks, workshops) made the other distros also switch to CUPS, since 2006 printing maintainer at Canonical, co-organizing annual meetings with the Printer Working Group (PWG), since 2008 every year mentoring in Google Summer of Code, doing everything to make printing on Linux and alike operating systems "just work". With his OpenPrinting work Till has many years of experience with presenting on conferences and participating in their organization. Till is also fellow of the Linux Foundation.

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