This year we are celebrating 15 years of introducing university students from around the world to open source software communities and our passionate community of mentors. For 3three months students code from the comfort of their homes and receive stipends based on thefor successful completion of their project milestones.
Past participants say the real-world experience that GSoC provides sharpened their technical skills, boosted their confidence, expanded their professional network and enhanced their resume.
Interested students can submit proposals on the program site between now and Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 18:00 UTC.
While many students began preparing in late February when we announced the 200+ participating open source organizations, it’s not too late for you to start! The first step is to browse the list of organizations and look for project ideas that appeal to you. Next, reach out to the organization to introduce yourself and determine if your skills and interests are a good fit. Since spots are limited, we recommend writing a strong proposal and submitting a draft early so you can get feedback from the organization and increase the odds of being selected.
You can learn more about how to prepare by watching the video below and checking out the Student Guide and Advice for Students.
You can find more information on our website, including a full timeline of important dates. We also highly recommend reviewing the FAQ and Program Rules.
Remember to submit your proposals early as you only have until Tuesday, April 9 at 18:00 UTC. Good luck to all who apply!
By Stephanie Taylor, Google Open Source