After reviewing over 350 mentoring organization applications, we are excited to announce that 203 open source projects have been selected for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2022. This year we are welcoming 32 new organizations to mentor GSoC contributors.
Visit our new program site to view the complete list of GSoC 2022 accepted mentoring organizations. You can drill down into the details for each organization on their program page, including reading more about the project ideas they are looking for GSoC contributors to work on this year.
Are you a developer new to open source interested in participating in GSoC?
If you are a new or beginner open source contributor over 18 years old, we welcome you to apply for GSoC 2022! Contributor applications will open on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 18:00 UTC with Tuesday, April 19, 2022 18:00 UTC being the deadline to submit your application (which includes your project proposal).
The most successful applications come from students who start preparing now. We can’t say this enough—if you want to significantly increase your chances of being selected as a 2022 GSoC Contributor, we recommend you to prepare early. Below are some tips for prospective contributors to accomplish before the application period begins in early April:
- Watch our short videos: What is GSoC? and Being a GSoC Contributor
- Check out the Contributor/ Student Guide and Advice for Applying to GSoC doc.
- Review the list of accepted organizations and find two to four that interest you and read through their Project Ideas lists.
- When you see an idea that piques your interest, reach out to the organization via their preferred communication methods (listed on their org page on the GSoC program site).
- Talk with the mentors and community to determine if this project idea is something you would enjoy working on during the program. Find a project that motivates you, otherwise it may be a challenging summer for you and your mentor.
- Use the information you received during your communications with the mentors and other org community members to write up your proposal.
A hearty welcome—and thank you—to all of our mentor organizations! We look forward to working with all of you during Google Summer of Code 2022.
By Stephanie Taylor – Google Open Source