GSoC 2023 is open to participants 18 years and older who are students or beginners to open source. More details on what beginner means can be found in the FAQ. We have 171 mentor organizations that have created project ideas they would like participants to code on during the program. Mentor orgs are looking for contributors that are excited about their community and reaching out to the orgs and talking to them about their project ideas is the best way to do that.
Now that applications are open, please keep a few helpful tips in mind:
- Read the program rules, FAQ, contributor guide, and advice for applying.
- Watch our new Intro to GSoC video, as well as the GSoC Org Highlight videos and Community Talks series, to get inspired about projects that contributors have worked on in the past.
- Review the list of 171 mentoring organizations and use filters to sort by programming language (python, C++, etc.) and by category (data, development tools, infrastructure and cloud, security, etc.).
- 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.
Interested contributors may register and submit project proposals on the GSoC site from now until Tuesday, April 4th at 18:00 UTC when the application window closes. Do not wait until the last minute to submit your proposal. The earlier you reach out to the org the more time you will have to incorporate their feedback into your proposal.
Talking to the orgs is very important if you want to be selected for the GSoC program.