This wiki page will be the central point for information about the Google Summer of Code 2024 at Debian.
Google Summer of Code is a program where Google pays students stipends to work over the summer on free software projects such as Debian. Each student works with one or more mentors from the community to complete a software project.
Debian is planning to apply as mentoring organization for 2024! We want to make the experience even more exciting and fulfilling this year for the students, the mentors and the whole Debian community this year, so please join us!
You can find information about the previous years on SummerOfCode2006, SummerOfCode2007, SummerOfCode2008, SummerOfCode2009, SummerOfCode2010, SummerOfCode2011 SummerOfCode2012, SummerOfCode2013, SummerOfCode2014, SummerOfCode2015, SummerOfCode2016, SummerOfCode2017, SummerOfCode2018, SummerOfCode2019, SummerOfCode2020, SummerOfCode2021. SummerOfCode2022, SummerOfCode2023
Guidelines for GSoC Projects in Debian
Our mentors are required to provide prospective students with some small (i.e. that can be accomplished in at most a few hours) task related to the proposed project. This will help both the mentor and student decide if they are a suitable match for each other and the project. In the case that the Debian GSoC team has to rank projects, the results of this small task will also help give confidence in a project-mentor-student matchup.
The proposed project should also follow some rules:
- All proposed projects must directly relate to Debian and fit into the pre-existing work of a Debian team
- All projects must have at least one mentor with a formal affiliation to the Debian project ie a DD. We encourage to have at least one co-mentor who can be a debian contributor.
- Mentors are only mentors for one project (That applies to mentors and co-mentors)
Note: the deadline to propose projects is February 6 2024.
mentor (or co-mentor) a project in Debian?
Come see us on IRC or on the mailing-list mentioned below.
A practical mentoring guide can be found here.
Submit your project proposals at: Projects.
Please note the changes
- Smaller project now offering ~90 hour (New). Medium project ~175 hour and Large projects ~350 hours. Please GSoC blog for more details
participate as student | beginner?
The list of proposed projects is available at: Projects.
Be sure you are eligible; check https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/rules/ 7.1 "GSoC Contributors" for some of the rules.
Familiarize yourself with the communication tools of Debian:
IRC on general or team development channels
the general and particular Mailing-lists of various teams
Join the communication channels of the teams or persons involved with the subject you would like to work on and discuss it. Don't be afraid to suggest seemingly unfeasible or vague ideas, we'll help you and give you suggestions. If you're lost (or even not!), drop in the communication channels of the Summer of Code team mentioned below. Remember that early preparation is a guarantee that your proposal will be better!
How to communicate with us
Debian is a huge project, so we have created a welcoming atmosphere:
IRC: #debian-outreach in the OFTC network (irc.debian.org)
We use the following mailing list: http://lists.debian.org/debian-outreach/ All students and mentors are welcome to subscribe.
Direct email contact: <outreach AT debian DOT org>
The Google's Summer of Code general IRC channel is #gsoc in Freenode.
GSoC Debian Administrators
Abhijith P A
Other paid internships and mentor opportunities are available.