Mentor organizations announced for Google Summer of Code 2023!

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

After careful review, we are pleased to announce that 172 open source projects have been selected for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2023! This year we are excited to welcome 18 new organizations for their first year as part of the program.

Please see our program site to view the complete list of GSoC 2023 accepted mentoring organizations. We invite you to learn more about each organization on their GSoC program page, which includes reading through the project ideas that they are looking for GSoC contributors to work on this year.

Are you interested in being a GSoC Contributor?

The 2023 GSoC program is open to students and to beginners in open source software development. Contributor applications will open on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 18:00 UTC with a deadline of Tuesday, April 4, 2023 18:00 UTC to submit your application (including your project proposal).

The most successful applications come from contributors who start preparing now. We can’t say this enough—if you want to significantly increase your chances of being selected as a 2023 GSoC contributor, we recommend you prepare and communicate early. Below are some tips for prospective GSoC contributors to accomplish before the application period begins March 20th:

  • Watch our new ‘Introduction to GSoC’ video to see a quick overview of the program, and view our Community Talks or Org Highlight Videos to get inspired and learn more about some projects that contributors have worked on in the past.
  • Check out the Contributor Guide and Advice for Applying to GSoC doc.
  • Review the list of accepted organizations here. We recommend finding two to four that interest you and reading through their project ideas lists.
  • As soon as you see an idea that sparks your interest, reach out to the organization via their preferred communication methods (listed on their org page on the GSoC program site). The earlier you start the conversation, the better your chances of being accepted as a GSoC contributor.
  • Talk with the mentors and community to determine if this project idea is something you would enjoy working on during the program. Find a project that excites you, otherwise it may be a challenging summer for you and your mentor.
  • Use the information you received during your communications with the mentors and other org community members to write up your proposal.

You can find more information about the program on our website which includes a full timeline of important dates. We also urge anyone interested in applying to read the FAQ and Program Rules and watch some of our other videos with more details about GSoC for contributors and mentors.

A hearty welcome—and thank you—to all of our mentor organizations! We look forward to working with all of you during Google Summer of Code 2023.

By Stephanie Taylor, Program Manager – Google Open Source Programs Office