Google Summer of Code 2023 accepted contributors announced!

Thursday, May 4, 2023

We are pleased to announce the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Contributors for 2023. Over the last few weeks, our 171 mentoring organizations have read through applications, had discussions with applicants, and made the difficult decision of selecting the GSoC Contributors they will be mentoring this summer.

Some notable results from this year’s application period:
  • 43,765 applicants from 160 countries
  • 7,723 proposals submitted
  • 967 GSoC contributors accepted from 65 countries
  • Over 2,400 mentors and organization administrators

Over the next few weeks, our GSoC 2023 Contributors will be actively engaging with their new open source community and getting acclimated with their organization. Mentors will guide the GSoC Contributors through the documentation and processes used by the community, as well as help 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 May 29th and most folks will wrap up September 5th, however, for the second year in a row, GSoC Contributors can request a longer coding period and wrap up their projects by mid-November instead.

We’d like to express our appreciation to the thousands of applicants who took the time to reach out to our mentoring organizations and submit proposals. Through the experience of asking questions, researching, and writing your proposals we hope you all learned more about open source and maybe even found a community you want to contribute to outside of Google Summer of Code! We always say that communication is key, and 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 and eager collaborators to bring fresh ideas to the table. We hope you connect with an open source community or even start your own open source project!

There are a handful of program changes to this 19th 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 of 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 combined experience. Let them share their knowledge with you and help you become awesome open source contributors!

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