GSoC 2024 Contributor Applications now open (close April 2 1800UTC)

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Mar 18, 2024, 4:15:19 PMMar 18
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Interested Google Summer of Code contributors can now register for GSoC 2024 and start submitting their project proposals at (check out our blog post!).

GSoC 2024 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 195 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 rulesFAQcontributor guide, and advice for applying.
  • Review the list of 195 mentoring organizations and use filters to sort by programming language (python, C++, etc.) and by category (AI, data, development tools, infrastructure and cloud, security, etc.).
  • Narrow down your list to 2-3 organizations and review their ideas list.
  • Consider how much time you have available from June-August to participate in GSoC and decide on a small (~90 hour project), medium (~175 hour project) or a large project (~350 hour project). Each org will list the project size for any given project idea they want contributors to work on.
  • Reach out to the organizations via their contact methods listed on the GSoC site. Some orgs also have a Contributor Guidance section which has specifics on templates they want people to use, or if you need to do a pull request, etc. 
  • Engage with your organization early and often.
  • Watch our 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.

Interested contributors may register and submit project proposals on the GSoC site from now until Tuesday, April 2nd 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 essential if you want to be selected for the GSoC program. Orgs will not be accepting proposals from people they have not had any communication with. Communication is the most important part of this program and it begins now with your discussions with the organizations.

GSoC Program Admins
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