GSoC 2020 student announcements!

Monday, May 4, 2020

The 16th Google Summer of Code (GSoC) application period is complete and the results are in: 199 mentoring organizations reviewed 8,902 applications—submitted by 6,626 students from 121 countries—selecting 1,199 students from 66 countries they will now be working with over the next few months. This was a groundbreaking year with applications! Congratulations to our 2020 GSoC students and a sincere thank you to everyone who applied.

The next step for participating students is the Community Bonding period, which runs from May 4th through May 31st. During this time, students will have the opportunity to get up to speed on the culture and code base of their new community. They’ll also get acquainted with their mentor(s) and learn more about the languages, or tools, that they will need to complete their projects. Coding will begin on June 1st continuing throughout the summer until August 24th.

If you were not selected for this year’s Summer of Code, don’t be discouraged! Many students apply more than once to GSoC before being accepted—persistence is key! You can improve your chances for next time by contributing to the open source project of your choice directly; organizations are always eager for new contributors! Look around for a project that interests you and get started. We hope that whether through GSoC or on your own, you pursue your interest in open source.

Happy coding, everyone!

By Stephanie Taylor, GSoC Program Lead