Contribution and Early Tips for GSoC

I’m fairly new to open source at this stage. I’ve recently started to learn and use OpenCV in C++ and it’s been a pleasant experience, to say the least. While I may not be as experienced in contributing to open source, this seems like a really fun place to start. Furthermore, I also plan on participating in GSoC next year. I would really appreciate any help I receive to get started with contributing to this project. I also hope to receive some early tips for GSoC so that I have a better time when drafting proposals next year.