Kharagpur Winter of Code is a 5-week long online programme for the students, who are new to open source software development. The programme not only helps students to get involved in open source, but also preps them for many open source summer programmes, Google Summer of Code being one of them.

Why KWoC?

Intro to Open Source

KWoC provides a great opportunity to get acquainted with Github along with Git commands and contribute to open source effeciently.

Brush up your coding skills

If you love coding and want to learn about software development then KWoC helps you to get a glimpse of it and gives you a head start.

Prepare for GSoC

With KWoC, you get to know about how to select a project, interact with mentors and learn all other things that prepare you in the best way for the next GSoC.


KWoC Commences
November 2017

Kharagpur Winter of Code announced

KWoC programme is announced. Mentor registration starts and they begin submitting their projects.
11thNov 2017

Accepting Student applications

Student registration opens. Accepted projects are released. Students begin to look through projects and choose one or more of their choice.

20thNov 2017

KWoC Coding period begins

Students can now start working on the project of their choice, upon discussion with their mentors. Project and mentor registrations close.

1stDec 2017

Contribution Chart up

A Statistics board showing contributions of various students in KWoC is now visible to everyone. Student registration closes.

7thDec 2017

Mid evaluations

Students and mentors have to provide mid evaluation reports to keep track of progress. Students with no commits would be removed from the programme.

15thDec 2017

Pens Down Date

Students start wrapping up the project they were working on, send their last Pull Requests. No more coding after this date.

31stDec 2017

End evaluation report

Students provide an end evaluation report published in their blog to successfully pass the programme.

7thJan 2018

Open Source Summit

Mentors and Students are invited to present Talks and multiple tracks of Workshops are conducted.
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20th-21stJan 2018
KWoC Ends

Statistics: KWoC 2016

KWoC 2016 was a huge success, benefitting both students, to get started with open-source software development and mentors, to help newbies work on their projects.

  1. Apply on the student registration page and wait for an email from us (Please check Promotions and Spam as well).
  2. Choose project(s) that you want to contribute to, contact the assigned mentor(s) and work through December to be an open-source developer.
1. Apply
2. Code
3. Push
Registrations have now been closed. See you next year!