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Google Summer of Code 2024 Mentor Organization Applications Now Open

Monday, January 22, 2024

We are excited to announce that open source projects and organizations can now apply to participate as mentor organizations in the 2024 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program. Applications for organizations will close on February 6, 2024 at 18:00 UTC.

We are celebrating a big milestone as we head into our 20th year of Google Summer of Code this year! In 2024 we are adding a third project size option which you can read more about in our announcement blog post.

Does your open source project want to learn more about becoming a mentor organization? Visit the program site and read the mentor guide to learn what it means to be a mentor organization and how to prepare your community (hint: have plenty of excited, dedicated mentors and well thought out project ideas!).

We welcome all types of organizations and are very eager to involve first-time mentor orgs in GSoC. We encourage new organizations to get a referral from experienced organizations that think they would be a good fit to participate in GSoC.

The open source projects that participate in GSoC as mentor organizations span many fields including those doing interesting work in AI/ML, security, cloud, development tools, science, medicine, data, media, and more! Projects can range from being relatively new (about 2 years old) to well established projects that started over 20 years ago. We welcome open source projects big, small, and everything in between.

This year we are looking to bring more open source projects in the AI/ML field into GSoC 2024. If your project is in the artificial intelligence or machine learning fields please chat with your community and see if you would be interested in applying to GSoC 2024.

One thing to remember is that open source projects wishing to apply need to have a solid community; the goal of GSoC is to bring new contributors into established and welcoming communities. While you don’t have to have 50+ community members, the project also can’t have as few as three people.

You can apply to be a mentor organization for GSoC starting today on the program site. The deadline to apply is February 6, 2024 at 18:00 UTC. We will publicly announce the organizations chosen for GSoC 2024 on February 21st.

Please visit the program site for more information on how to apply and review the detailed timeline for important deadlines. We also encourage you to check out the Mentor Guide, our ‘Intro to Google Summer of Code’ video, and our short video on why open source projects are excited to be a part of the GSoC program.

Good luck to all open source mentor organization applicants!

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