We’re heading into the 13th year of Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and are now accepting applications for open source organizations. GSoC is a global program that gets student developers involved as open source contributors. Students spend three months working under the guidance of mentors on projects to expand and improve open source software.
Last year we had 178 open source organizations and 1,200 students participate. Open source organizations include open source projects and the umbrella organizations that often serve as their fiscal sponsors.
Do you represent a free or open source software organization? Are you seeking new contributors? (Of course!) Do you love the challenge and reward of mentoring new developers in your community? Apply to be a mentor organization for Google Summer of Code! Starting today we are accepting applications from open source projects who would like to serve as mentor organizations for enthusiastic student developers.
The deadline to apply is February 9 at 16:00 UTC. Organizations chosen for GSoC 2017 will be posted on February 27.
Please visit the program site for more information on how to apply, a detailed timeline of important deadlines and general program information. We also encourage you to check out the Mentor Manual and join the discussion group. You can also learn more by exploring our series of guest posts written by mentor organizations who participated in GSoC 2016.
Best of luck to all of the applicants!
By Josh Simmons, Open Source Programs Office