IOOS & Google Summer of Code 2023 - call for mentors by Feb 7. We need your help!

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Micah Wengren - NOAA Federal

Jan 13, 2023, 7:06:54 PM1/13/23
to, _NOS IOOS DMAC Announcements, Mathew Biddle - NOAA Federal, Filipe Pires Alvarenga Fernandes

Dear all,

[apologies for cross-postings]

IOOS is applying to Google Summer of Code 2023.  IOOS was accepted as a mentoring organization for both GSoC 2021 and 2022, with many open source project successes as a result:

The application deadline this year is Feb 7.  In order to be re-accepted as a mentoring organization, we need as many project ideas submitted as possible by this deadline. 

We need your help!  If you are interested in mentoring a qualified student over the summer to contribute code, documentation, training materials, or use case examples to an ocean data-related open source software project you’re involved with, please go to the IOOS Google Summer of Code GitHub repository ( and follow links there to submit your project idea.

Project ideas need to include basic background information (project description and purpose, expected skills, potential mentors), but it’s a fairly easy lift to propose a new project.  

For more information on the GSoC program, timeline, and expectations of potential mentors, follow this link:

Mentors are expected to be able to commit a few hours per week working with students on their contributions: reviewing submitted code/documentation and providing feedback to students to ensure a successful outcome for both students and mentors.  

Note: while students who pass evaluation at the end of the program will receive a stipend from Google for their work, IOOS must decline all mentor stipend payments from Google.  The experience of helping a student gain valuable exposure to open source development and furthering your own projects is reward enough!

If you’re on the fence, please reach out to any of IOOS’ prior GSoC mentors by looking at the project results pages linked above, or visiting this short list of past projects:

IOOS will collect your submitted project ideas and add them in our 2023 ideas list for review by Google on Feb 7:  

Please reach out to Micah (, Matt (, or Filipe ( with any questions.



Micah Wengren
DMAC System Architect

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