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CVAT Joins Google Summer of Code 2024!

We are happy to announce that CVAT has been accepted into Google Summer of Code 2024 (GSoC 2024)! This marks a significant milestone for our project, highlighting our dedication to fostering innovation and collaboration in the computer vision and machine learning fields.

What is GSoC?

GSoC is a Google initiative that offers a unique opportunity for students and IT enthusiasts around the world to contribute to open-source projects while earning a stipend. It’s an exciting chance to work closely with mentors, develop technical skills, and contribute to projects that make a real impact. For more information, see GSoC FAQ.

How Can You Join as a GSoC Contributor?

Becoming a GSoC contributor under CVAT involves a few crucial steps. Here’s a simplified roadmap:

  • Connect with the Community: If you have questions left, you are welcome to ask them in our Google group! Or you can use contacts mentioned on the CVAT GSoC Page:

  • Prepare Your Proposal: Write a detailed proposal outlining your project idea, objectives, timeline, and how it aligns with CVAT’s tasks. Seek feedback from potential mentors and the community.

    To connect to the community, please  
    join our Google Group.

    If needed, share your resume and other details: Please note that this is NOT a formal application. You have to apply directly to GSoC (see next step).

    Mentors will review your application and in case of approval will contact you via email for further discussions, possibly including a video call and if everything is ok, you can proceed with the formal application to GSoC.

    Please note that while receiving a mentor's endorsement to formally apply to GSoC is encouraging, it does not secure a placement. Conversely, lacking such approval significantly diminishes one's prospects of acceptance.

  • Submit Your Application: Follow GSoC’s guidelines to submit your application. Ensure it reflects your passion and commitment to open-source development.

  • Contribute: While waiting for the selection results, start contributing to CVAT. Bug fixes, feature enhancements, or documentation improvements can all be good starting points.

Why Join CVAT for GSoC 2024?

CVAT is not just a tool; it’s a community-driven project aimed at solving real-world computer vision challenges. By joining us, you’ll gain practical experience, mentorship from industry experts, and the chance to contribute to a project used by researchers and companies worldwide.


CVAT’s inclusion in GSoC 2024 is more than just an opportunity for growth; it’s a call to action for young developers passionate about driving innovation in open-source software. Ready to make a difference? Join CVAT and take your first steps towards becoming a GSoC contributor!

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February 22, 2024
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