Get ready for Google Summer of Code 2023!

Thursday, November 10, 2022

We are thrilled to announce the 2023 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program and share the timeline with you to get involved! 2023 will be our 19th consecutive year of hosting GSoC and we could not be more excited to welcome more organizations, mentors, and new contributors into the program.

With just three weeks left in the 2022 program, we had an exciting year with 958 GSoC contributors completing their projects with 198 open source organizations.

Our 2022 contributors and mentors have given us extensive feedback and we are keeping the big changes we made this year, with one adjustment around eligibility described below.
  • Increased flexibility in project lengths (10-22 weeks, not a set 12 weeks for everyone) allowed many people to be able to participate and to not feel rushed as they wrapped up their projects. We have 109 GSoC contributors wrapping up their projects over the next three weeks.
  • Choice of project time commitment there are now two options, medium at ~175 hours or large at ~350 hours, with 47% and 53% GSoC contributors, respectively.
  • Our most talked about change was GSoC being open to contributors new to open source software development (and not just to students anymore). For 2023, we are expanding the program to be open to students and to beginners in open source software development.
We are excited to launch the 2023 GSoC program and to continue to help grow the open source community. GSoC’s mission of bringing new contributors into open source communities is centered around mentorship and collaboration. We are so grateful for all the folks that continue to contribute, mentor, and get involved in open source communities year after year.

Interested in applying to the Google Summer of Code Program?

Open Source Organizations
Check out our website to learn what it means to be a participating organization. Watch our new GSoC Org Highlight videos and get inspired about projects that contributors have worked on in the past.

Think you have what it takes to participate as a mentor organization? Take a look through our mentor guide to learn about what it means to be part of Google Summer of Code, how to prepare your community, gather excited mentors, create achievable project ideas, and tips for applying. We welcome all types of open source organizations and encourage you to apply—it is especially exciting for us to welcome new orgs into the program and we hope you are inspired to get involved with our growing community.

Want to be a GSoC Contributor?
Are you new to open source development or a student? Are you eager to gain experience on real-world software development projects that will be used by thousands or millions of people? It is never too early to start thinking about what kind of open source organization you’d like to learn more about and how the application process works!

Watch our new ‘Introduction to GSoC’ video to see a quick overview of the program. Read through our contributor guide for important tips from past participants on preparing your proposal, what to think about if you wish to apply for the program, and everything you wanted to know about the program. We also hope you’re inspired by checking out the nearly 200 organizations that participated in 2022 and the 1,000+ projects that have been completed so far!

We encourage you to explore our website for other resources and continue to check for more information about the 2023 program.

You are welcome and encouraged to share information about the 2023 GSoC program with your friends, family, colleagues, and anyone you think may be interested in joining our community. We are excited to welcome many more contributors and mentoring organizations in the new year!

By Stephanie Taylor, Program Manager, and Perry Burnham, Associate Program Manager for the Google Open Source Programs Office