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GSoC 2022 accepted Contributors announced!

Friday, May 20, 2022

May is here and we’re pleased to announce the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Contributors for 2022. Our 196 mentoring organizations have spent the last few weeks making the difficult decisions on which applicants they will be mentoring this year as GSoC Contributors.

Some notable results from this year’s application period:
  • Over 4,000 applicants from 96 countries
  • 5,155 proposals submitted
  • 1,209 GSoC contributors accepted from 62 countries
  • 1,882 mentors and organization administrators
For the next few weeks our GSoC 2022 Contributors will be actively engaging with their new open source community and learning the ins and outs of how their new community works. Mentors will help guide them through the documentation and processes the community uses as well as helping the GSoC Contributors with planning their milestones and projects for the summer. This Community Bonding period helps familiarize the GSoC Contributors with the languages and tools they will need to successfully complete their projects. Coding begins June 13th and for most folks will wrap up September 5th, however this year GSoC Contributors can request a longer coding period wrapping up their projects by mid November.

Thank you to all the applicants who reached out to our mentoring organizations to learn more about the work they do and for the time they spent crafting their project proposals. We hope you all learned more about open source and maybe even found a community you want to contribute to even outside of GSoC. Staying connected with the community or reaching out to other organizations is a great way to set the stage for future opportunities. Open source communities are always looking for new, excited contributors to bring fresh perspectives and ideas to the table. We hope you connect with an open source community or apply to a future GSoC.

There are many changes to this 18th year of GSoC and we are excited to see how our GSoC Contributors and mentoring organizations take advantage of these adjustments. A big thank you to all our mentors and organization administrators who make this program so special.

GSoC Contributors—have fun this summer and keep learning! Your mentors and community members have dozens and in some cases, hundreds of years of experience, let them share their knowledge with you and help you become awesome open source contributors!

By Stephanie Taylor, Google Open Source

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 g.co/seasonofdocs 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 season-of-docs@google.com.

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:

Project

Winner

altair

Christopher Davis

altair

Mattijn van Hoek

Android FHIR SDK

Aditya Kurkure

Android FHIR SDK

Ephraim Kigamba

AndroidX

Simon Schiller

AndroidX, Jetpack

Eli Hart

Angular

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

Bazel

Brentley Jones

Bazel

Fabian Meumertzheim

bazel-zig-cc

Motiejus Jakštys

Buefy

Walter Tommasi

caps-rs

Luca Bruno

Chrome DevTools

Jesper van den Ende

Chrome OS

Álvaro Guzmán Parrochia

Chromium

Jinyoung Hur

Cirq

Victory Omole

conda-forge package maintenance

Mark Harfouche

ContainerSSH

Sanja Bonic

coreboot

Elyes Haouas

coreboot

Felix Held

coreboot

Felix Singer

coreboot

Matt DeVillier

COVID-19 scenario modeling hub

Matteo Chinazzi

Docsy

Andreas Deininger

Docsy

Franz Steininger

Docsy

Gareth Watts

Docsy

Patrice Chalin

DoIT

Eduardo Naufel Schettino

Eleventy

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

Flutter

Alex Li

Flutter

Xu Baolin

Flutter DevTools

Bruno Leroux

Fuchsia

Fabio D'Urso

Gentoo

Agostino Sarubbo

Gentoo

Toralf Förster

Go

Rhys Hiltner

Good Docs Project

Carrie Crowe

Halide

Alex Reinking

HTTP Archive

Barry Pollard

classgraph

Luke Hutchison

Istio

Rama Chavali

Jest mock library for Google Maps JavaScript

Eric Egli

jupyter_bbox_widget

Daria Vasyukova

karatelabs

Dinesh Arora

KDE Frameworks 6

Volker Krause

Knative

Dave Protasowski

Knative

Evan Anderson

Kubernetes

Adolfo García Veytia

Kubernetes

Rey Lejano

libsodium

Frank Denis

Linux, LLVM

Nathan Chancellor

LLVM

Sylvestre Ledru

LLVM

Zhiqian Xia

Mediawiki

Soham Parekh

mold

Rui Ueyama

Multiscale modeling of brain circuts

Salvador Dura Bernal

Open-JDK

Aleksey Shipilëv

OpenROAD

Matt Liberty

oreboot

Danny Milosavljevic

ostreedev/ostree

Colin Walters

p5.js

Lauren Lee McCarthy

PepTrans: SARS-CoV-2 Peptidic Drug Discovery

Ahmed Elnaggar

protoc-jar-maven-plugin

Oliver Suciu

PyBaMM

Priyanshu Agarwal

RDKit

Greg Landrum

regex-automata

Andrew Gallant

rgs1

Raul Gutierrez Segales

Robolectric

Junyi Wang

Ruby for Good

Gia Coelho

Ruby for Good

Sean Marcia

Sass

Christophe Coevoet

Screenity, Omni, Mapus, Flowy

Alyssa X

sigstore

Carlos Panato

SLF4j, Logback, reload4j Java Logging Frameworks

Ceki Gülcü

Smithay

Victor Berger

Sollya

Christoph Lauter

Sollya

Mioara Joldes

Sollya

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

TFX

Gerard Casas Saez

TFX

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

Trust-DNS

Benjamin Fry

ugrep

Robert van Engelen

virtio-iommu

Jean-Philippe Brucker

VirtualFlow

Christoph Gorgulla

Vite, Vitest

Matias Capeletto

Vite, Vitest

Anthony Fu

Vue, Stylelint

Yosuke Ota

Vuls

Kota Kanbe

wails

Lea Anthony

WalkingPad controller

Dušan Klinec

Web Almanac

David Fox

WebRTC

Philipp Hancke

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

Teodora Szasz

Zig

Andrew Kelley


Thank you for your contributions to open source! Congratulations!

By Maria Tabak – Google Open Source
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