Season of Docs announces participating organizations for 2022

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Season of Docs provides support for open source projects to improve their documentation and gives professional technical writers an opportunity to gain experience in open source. Together we raise awareness of open source, of docs, and of technical writing. 

For 2022, Season of Docs is pleased to announce that 31 organizations will be participating in the program! The list of participating organizations can be viewed on the website.

The project development phase now begins. Organizations and the technical writers they hire will work on their documentation projects from now until November 15th. For organizations who are still looking to hire a technical writer, the hiring deadline is May 16th.

How do I take part in Season of Docs as a technical writer?

Start by reading the technical writer guide and FAQs which give information about eligibility and choosing a project. Next, technical writers interested in working with accepted open source organizations can share their contact information via the Season of Docs GitHub repository; or they may submit a statement of interest directly to the organizations. We recommend technical writers reach out to organizations before submitting a statement of interest to discuss the project they’ll be working on and gain a better understanding of the organization. Technical writers do not need to submit a formal application through Season of Docs, so reach out to the organizations as soon as possible!

Will technical writers be paid while working with organizations accepted into Season of Docs?

Yes. Participating organizations will transfer funds directly to the technical writer via OpenCollective. Technical writers should review the organization's proposed project budgets and discuss their compensation and payment schedule with the organization before hiring. Check out our technical writer payment process guide for more details.

General Timeline

May 16Technical writer hiring deadline
June 15Organization administrators start reporting on their project status via monthly evaluations
November 15Organization administrators submit their case study and final project evaluation
December 14Google publishes the 2022 Season of Docs case studies and aggregate project data
May 2, 2023Organizations begin to participate in post-program followup surveys

See the full timeline for details.

Care to join us?

Explore the Season of Docs website at to learn more about the program. Use our logo and other promotional resources to spread the word. Review the timeline, check out the FAQ, and reach out to organizations now!

If you have any questions about the program, please email us at

By Romina Vicente and Erin McKean, Google Open Source Programs Office

Google Summer of Code 2022: Contributor applications now open

Monday, April 4, 2022

Contributor applications for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2022 are now open!

Google Summer of Code is a global, online program focused on bringing new contributors into open source software development. GSoC contributors work with an open source organization on a 12+ week programming project under the guidance of mentors. 

Since 2005, GSoC has welcomed new developers into the open source community every year. The GSoC program has brought over 18,000 contributors from 112 countries together, with over 17,000 mentors from 746 open source organizations.

For 2022, GSoC made significant changes to expand the reach and flexibility of the program. The following are the key changes:
  • All newcomers and beginners to open source 18 years and older may now apply to GSoC
  • GSoC now supports both medium sized projects (~175 hours) and large projects (~350 hours)
  • Projects can be spread out over 10–22 weeks
We invite students, graduates, and folks at various stages of their career to check out Google Summer of Code. Now that applications are open, please keep a few helpful tips in mind:
  • Narrow down your list to 2-4 organizations and review their ideas list
  • Reach out to the organizations via their contact methods listed on the GSoC site
  • Engage with your organization early and often
Contributors may register and submit project proposals on the GSoC site from now until Tuesday, April 19th at 18:00 UTC.

Best of luck to all our applicants!

Romina Vicente, Program Manager – Google Open Source

The first Peer Bonus Winners of 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

After receiving over 200 nominations from Googlers, we are very pleased to announce our biggest group of winners to date for the Google Open Source Peer Bonus Program.

We are honored to present 154 contributors from 29 countries with peer bonuses, representing more than 80 open source projects.

The Google Open Source Peer Bonus program was launched in 2011, and over the years became a much loved initiative within open source. Many teams at Google rely on open source projects in their work and are very keen to support contributors who devote their time and energy to these projects. Here are some quotes from our winners about what the program means to them.

“Google's OSS Peer Bonus program recognizes the fantastic work done by people who volunteer their time tirelessly to contribute to open source projects. Society as a large benefits from having a strong community of contributors to open source software. I'm humbled to receive the OSPB award.” – Robert A. van Engelen, ugrep contributor

“It is a very motivating program, rewarding and acknowledging important work [for open source].” - Christoph Gorgulla, VirtualFlow contributor

“Open source is a great chance to work on worldwide use products with other developers. It was a pleasure and, hope I made Firebase a bit better. Thanks a lot!”
- Andrey Uryadov, Firebase iOS SDK contributor

“The Angular team is incredibly welcoming and supportive to open source contributors, the support and appreciation they give to any sort of contribution, no matter on size or relevance is really impressive and heartwarming. It is a pleasure and an honor to be able to interact with such wonderful people and of course awe-inspiring software engineers.” - Dario Piotrowicz, Angular contributor

Below is the list of winners who gave us permission to thank them publicly:




Christopher Davis


Mattijn van Hoek

Android FHIR SDK

Aditya Kurkure

Android FHIR SDK

Ephraim Kigamba


Simon Schiller

AndroidX, Jetpack

Eli Hart


Dario Piotrowicz

Apache Airflow

Ash Berlin-Taylor

Apache Airflow

Kaxil Naik

Apache Beam

Alex Kosolapov

Apache Beam

Alex Van Boxel

Apache Beam

Austin Bennett

Apache Beam

Calvin Leung

Apache Beam

Chun Yang

Apache Beam

Matthias Baetens

Apache Beam, Hop

Matt Casters

Apache Cassandra

Dinesh Joshi

Apache Log4J

Ralph Goers

apache/pinot , evidentlyai/evidently

Nadcharin Silaphung

ASF Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Katia Rojas


Brentley Jones


Fabian Meumertzheim


Motiejus Jakštys


Walter Tommasi


Luca Bruno

Chrome DevTools

Jesper van den Ende

Chrome OS

Álvaro Guzmán Parrochia


Jinyoung Hur


Victory Omole

conda-forge package maintenance

Mark Harfouche


Sanja Bonic


Elyes Haouas


Felix Held


Felix Singer


Matt DeVillier

COVID-19 scenario modeling hub

Matteo Chinazzi


Andreas Deininger


Franz Steininger


Gareth Watts


Patrice Chalin


Eduardo Naufel Schettino


Zach Leatherman

Firebase iOS SDK

Artem Volkov

Firebase iOS SDK

Florian Schweizer

Firebase iOS SDK

Morten Bek Ditlevsen

Firebase iOS SDK

Akira Matsuda

Firebase iOS SDK

Andrey Uryadov

Firebase iOS SDK

Ashleigh Kaffenberger

Firebase iOS SDK

Kamil Powałowski

Firebase iOS SDK

Marina Gornostaeva

Firebase iOS SDK

Paul Harter

Firebase iOS SDK

Yakov Manshin


Alex Li


Xu Baolin

Flutter DevTools

Bruno Leroux


Fabio D'Urso


Agostino Sarubbo


Toralf Förster


Rhys Hiltner

Good Docs Project

Carrie Crowe


Alex Reinking

HTTP Archive

Barry Pollard


Luke Hutchison


Rama Chavali

Jest mock library for Google Maps JavaScript

Eric Egli


Daria Vasyukova


Dinesh Arora

KDE Frameworks 6

Volker Krause


Dave Protasowski


Evan Anderson


Adolfo García Veytia


Rey Lejano


Frank Denis

Linux, LLVM

Nathan Chancellor


Sylvestre Ledru


Zhiqian Xia


Soham Parekh


Rui Ueyama

Multiscale modeling of brain circuts

Salvador Dura Bernal


Aleksey Shipilëv


Matt Liberty


Danny Milosavljevic


Colin Walters


Lauren Lee McCarthy

PepTrans: SARS-CoV-2 Peptidic Drug Discovery

Ahmed Elnaggar


Oliver Suciu


Priyanshu Agarwal


Greg Landrum


Andrew Gallant


Raul Gutierrez Segales


Junyi Wang

Ruby for Good

Gia Coelho

Ruby for Good

Sean Marcia


Christophe Coevoet

Screenity, Omni, Mapus, Flowy

Alyssa X


Carlos Panato

SLF4j, Logback, reload4j Java Logging Frameworks

Ceki Gülcü


Victor Berger


Christoph Lauter


Mioara Joldes


Sylvain Chevillard

Spanish Open Source Distributed Systems Seminar

Ricardo Zavaleta

strict-csp and html-webpack-plugin

Jan Nicklas

Tekton Pipelines

Aiden De Loryn

Tekton Pipelines

Eugene McArdle


Gerard Casas Saez


Vincent Nguyen

The Good Docs Project

Chris Ganta

The Good Docs Project

Deanna Thompson

The Good Docs Project

Gayathri Krishnaswamy

The Good Docs Project

Nelson Guya

TL Draw

Steve Ruiz


Benjamin Fry


Robert van Engelen


Jean-Philippe Brucker


Christoph Gorgulla

Vite, Vitest

Matias Capeletto

Vite, Vitest

Anthony Fu

Vue, Stylelint

Yosuke Ota


Kota Kanbe


Lea Anthony

WalkingPad controller

Dušan Klinec

Web Almanac

David Fox


Philipp Hancke

What we teach about race and gender: Representation in images and text of children books

Teodora Szasz


Andrew Kelley

Thank you for your contributions to open source! Congratulations!

By Maria Tabak – Google Open Source