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Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2018

Last date to apply

For Mentoring Organisations: 23 January 2018

For Students: 27 March 2018

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About Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a coding program on global level organized by Google for helping & developing students with open source, free software and technology-related organizations to write code and paid stipends to do it during their summer break. Students interested in writing source codes can apply to get exposure to real-world software development and many job opportunities as well. Google Summer of Code is an online programme is organized for both students and mentor organizations to bring up the talented new developers from over 100 countries.

Google Summer of Code is started in 2005 as a complex experiment with a simple goal to bring up the open source developers who are working full time or part time or in Schools/Colleges. The main objectives and the motive of this stipend programme are mentioned below:

  • Get more open source code written and released for the benefit of all.
  • Inspire young developers to begin participating in open source development.
  • Help open source projects identify and bring in new developers.
  • To provide an opportunity to the students to do work related to their academic pursuits during the summer: "flip bits, not burgers."
  • Give students more exposure to real-world software development (for example, distributed development and version control, software licensing issues, and mailing list etiquette).

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) - What are mentoring organizations?

Every year Google enlists the mentoring organizations and those organizations are given a time slot to register themselves. Students can choose those mentoring organizations as per their area of interest and skills of the applicants along with this students can choose from. 

  • Firstly, the registrations are welcomed by those mentoring organizations with the projects related to the real-time software development and working on the Open Source Code (Also known as Open Source Organisations).
  • Secondly, the list of the accepted organizations are presented by the GSoC team, and applicants can choose the best organization or projects as per their area of interest and skills. Students after the selection will become the part of the GSoCOpen Source Community. Ideally, they will find the organizations they are enthusiastic to be a part of.
    • Students will have to work individually on each project and the proposals for choosing the mentor organizations are to be submitted to Google, not to the organizations

Google Summer of Code 2018 Dates

 

Event Dates
Schedule For the GSoC Mentoring Organisations
Google Summer of Code Organization Application Begin 4 January 2018
Google Summer of Code Organization Application Ends 23 January 2018
Announcement of Organization 12 February 2018
Schedule for GSoC Participants
Google Summer of Code Student Application Begin 12 March 2018
Google Summer of Code Student Application Ends 27 March 2018
Application Review Period 27 March to 23 April 2018
Student Project Announced 23 April 2018
Community Bonding 23 April to 14 May 2018
Program Coding Begins Officially
Coding 14 May to 6 August 2018
Evaluation
  • 11 to 15 June 2018
  • 9 to 13 July 2018
Students Submit Code and Final Evaluations 6 to 14 August 2018
Mentors Submit Final Evaluations 14 to 21 August 2018
Result Announcement 22 August 2018

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Google Summer of Code Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region Global
Class/ Age  At least 18 years old
Details
  • For Participating Students
    • Candidate must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Candidate must currently be a full or part-time student (or have been accepted for the fall term) at an accredited university as of the student acceptance date.
    • Candidate must be eligible to work in the country you will reside in during the program.
    • The candidate has not already been accepted as a Student in GSoC more than once.
    • Candidate must reside in a country that is not currently embargoed by the United States. See Program Rules for more information.
  • For Mentoring Organisations
    • It must be a group running an active free/open source software project, e.g. BRL-CAD
    • It must have already produced and released software under an Open Source Initiative-approved license and have at least two contributors to serve as organization administrators and/or mentors for the entire program in order to participate in the program.

Google Summer of Code Reward

Selected candidates will get the stipends which are at Google's sole discretion, and are adjusted to cost of living based generally on the country in which the student attends university. Candidates attending accredited online universities will be deemed as attending that university from their home address, irrespective of the address of that university.

  • Each Student who has received a passing Phase 1 Evaluation and who has submitted the Phase 1 Evaluation of his or her Mentor on time may receive a stipend after the Phase 1 Evaluation deadline.
  • Each Student who has received a passing Phase 2 Evaluation and who has submitted the Phase 2 Evaluation of his or her Mentor on time may receive a stipend after the Phase 2 Evaluation deadline.
  • Each Student who has received a passing Final Evaluation and who has submitted the Final Evaluation of his or her Mentor on time may receive a stipend after the Final Evaluation deadline.

Google Summer of Code Application form and Process

The Google Summer of Code Application process will be done through online mode. The application process for students will begin on 12 March 2018. Interested candidates can visit the official website of Google to apply in google summer of code. Applicants must also note that there is no registration fee for registrations to GSoC. 

 For Students - Apply Online Here
(Link will be activated on 12 March 2018)

List of Documents to be Uploaded

The candidates are required to submit their proof of enrollment in a post-secondary school program, including but not limited to colleges, universities, community colleges, or technical/vocational educational programs. All documents must clearly show candidate’s name and the name of the issuing school. These should match what is entered on the GSoC website. Candidates can only upload one file, in case the of multiple pages, a PDF is suggested. Supported formats are PDF, JPG, PNG. Other file formats will not be accepted.

Any “one” of the following documents is considered acceptable proof of enrollment:

  • A scanned copy of your student identification card showing that you are enrolled as of 22 April 2017. An expiration date of 2017 or later or another indication of enrollment in the 2016/2017 school year is acceptable. An identification card that only contains the date you started school is not acceptable.
  • A transcript or course list showing the courses you are enrolled in that includes 22 April 2017. Transcript in .txt format is NOT acceptable.
  • A letter from your college student affairs or admissions office stating that you are enrolled as a student for the time period that includes 22 April 2017.
  • A letter from your college or university stating that you have been accepted to attend the school for the next semester/grading period starting on or before 30 September 2017.

Google Summer of Code 2018 Application Submission

The application of Google Summer of Code 2018 will submit through online mode only. The last date of application form submission for students is 27 March 2018. The applications are not required to be submitted via post or in hard copy.

There is no application fee required to be paid in favour of this programme, This programme is free of cost to the students, in fact, a stipend is paid to the students on successful completion of the programme.

Google Summer of Code Contact Details

Email: gsoc-support@google.com

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