Google Summer of Code



Dates: 1. 6.  – 24. 8 2020 ( 4. 5. – 1. 5 2020 learning more about the organization’s community, final evaluation 31. 8 – 7. 9 2020) 

Místo konání: anywhere (online) or upon to agreement with selected organization

Application deadline: 31. 3. 2020

Google Summer of Code 2020 now opens for student applications!

Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open-source organization on a 3-month programming project during their break from school.

While many students began preparing in February when Google announced the 200 participating open source organizations, it’s not too late for new participants to start! The first step is to browse the list of organizations and look for project ideas that appeal to them. Next, reach out to the organization to introduce yourself and determine if their skills and interests are a good fit. Since spots are limited, it is recommended to write a strong proposal and submit a draft early so they can communicate with the organization and get their feedback to increase the odds of being selected.

Here are some proactive tips for a successful before the application period begins:

  • Watch their short videos: What is GSoC? and Being a GSoC Student
  • Check out the Student Guide
  • Review the list of accepted organizations
  • Reach out to the two or three that interest the participant the most now

One can also get inspired by checking out the 200+ organizations that participated in the Google Summer of Code 2019, as well as the projects that students worked on.

Each accepted Student will perform all necessary additional steps required for the Student to participate in the Program, including:

  • participating in the Community Bonding Period;
  • providing Evaluations of his or her Mentor as described in Section 8.1 below;
  • working diligently to complete the Project as it may be modified with the agreement of the Organization;
  • following the coding and documentation standards set out by their organization;
  • participating in the Organization’s community and adhering to the Organization’s rules and codes of conduct; and
  • publishing his or her Project code in a publicly accessible location and under an Open Source Initiative approved license of the Organization’s choice.


Participants are required to meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • must be at least 18 years of age when you register
  • must currently be a full or part-time student (or have been accepted and committed to the fall term) at an accredited university as of the date accepted student proposals are announced
  • must be eligible to work in the country you will reside in during the program
  • have not already been accepted as a Student in GSoC more than once
  • must reside in a country that is not currently embargoed by the United States.


The participants will receive stipends based on the successful completion of their project milestones.

Application and more information here.


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