GSoC 2022: The first phase of completed projects

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 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. The updates to the program beginning in 2022 included a rolling timeline, which allowed considerable flexibility for contributors to either finish their projects in 12 weeks or extend their deadline up to 22 weeks. We are happy to announce that 755 contributors from 51 countries have successfully completed this year’s program thus far. Congratulations!

No GSoC is complete without our dedicated mentors and organization administrators from all around the globe. In its 18th year of the program, GSoC continues to thrive due to its robust mentor community. There are 198 open source organizations—and over 2,000 mentors from 76 countries—that are participating in the 2022 program. A sincere thank you to our mentors and organization administrators for guiding and supporting our contributors this year.

Throughout the course of the program, evaluations provide us a window to the GSoC experience that only a contributor or a mentor have. Evaluations have also influenced a number of GSoC program changes and events. At the suggestion of last year’s contributors, we held this year’s Contributor Summit earlier with several talks on how to have a successful Google Summer of Code. Mentor and contributor comments helped validate the changes to both projects and contributors that expanded the reach and flexibility of GSoC in 2022. We also held feedback sessions with our mentors to talk through their questions, suggestions and opinions on the changes we implemented this year. Our contributors and mentors inspire GSoC administrators too, and for that, we are truly grateful.

We’ll be back in a couple of months to give a final update on the GSoC projects that will conclude in October and November. Google Summer of Code 2022 hasn’t fully ended just yet, so please stay tuned!

By Romina Vicente – Google Open Source Programs Office