General information

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 and beginner contributors stipends to work over the summer on free software projects such as Debian. Each contributor 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 contributors, 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 contributors 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 contributor 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-contributor matchup.

The proposed project should also follow some rules:

Note: the deadline to propose projects is February 6 2024.

How to

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

participate as student | beginner contributor?

The list of proposed projects is available at: Projects.

Be sure you are eligible; check 7.1 "GSoC Contributors" for some of the rules.

Familiarize yourself with the communication tools of Debian:

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!

There is some interesting introductory documentation on this wiki about what Debian is and what Debian is for a developer.

How to communicate with us

Debian is a huge project, so we have created a welcoming atmosphere:

We use the following mailing list: All contributors and mentors are welcome to subscribe.

GSoC Debian Administrators


IRC nick

Abhijith P A


Nilesh Patra


GSoC Mentor Guide

GSoC Contributor Guide

GSoC Timeline


GSoC Roles and Responsibilities

See also

Other paid internships and mentor opportunities are available.