GSoC is a mentorship program introducing new contributors 18 years and older to open source software development. GSoC contributors have the opportunity to work on a coding project under the guidance of mentors from the open source community, learning how to be better developers and community members along the way. This is often the first time many students have contributed to an open source project. With over 18,000 students participating in the program with 746 open source organizations and 17,000+ mentors since 2005 this truly is a global program. There are a few major changes for the 2022 GSoC program that we hope will allow even more folks to participate. We look forward to talking with folks about these changes at FOSDEM 2022.
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) has brought over 18,000 excited, new developers into 746 open source communities since 2005. The program has continued to remain interesting for developers because of the inspiring, dedicated mentors from these open source communities that have devoted their time, energy and expertise to help the participants become contributors in their communities.
With Google Summer of Code, participants have the opportunity to work on a real open source project under the guidance of mentors, gaining knowledge and building confidence in their own skills and their excitement for all things open source. GSoC contributors earn a stipend for their contributions allowing them more flexibility to be able focus on their coding and community contributions.
Each year about 200 open source projects act as mentoring organizations for the 1200+ participants. In 2022 we hope to welcome 30-40 new organizations into the GSoC program so please come to our stand and ask us those burning questions!
For GSoC 2022 we are making our three most exciting changes in the 18 year history of the program and are adjusting the GSoC program to the evolving needs of our open source communities.
We look forward to talking with interested participants and those open source projects hoping to be mentoring organizations for Google Summer of Code about these changes and answering your questions.