Developer Student Clubs Leads

Developer Student Club Leads are passionate leaders at their university who are dedicated to helping their peers learn and connect. These Leads may be pursuing various degrees but have a good foundational knowledge of software development concepts.

Google collaborates with DSC Leads once a year who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate university degree and supports them as they start and grow their on-campus community.

What does a lead do?

Start a club

Work with your university to start a student club. Select a core team and faculty advisor to support.

Host workshops

Grow student knowledge on developer products and platforms through hands-on workshops and events.

Build projects

Identify local partners to work with and lead project building activities.

Benefits of being a lead

Professional growth

Access to community management training and technical knowledge to help you be a stronger leader. Invitations to select Google events.

Network growth

Access to a global network of student leaders, professional community organizers, industry experts, and Googlers to gain mentorship and share knowledge.

Community Learning

Dedicated support to help educate and expand your community online and in-person.

90% of DSC Leads from the 2018-2019 term said they found a job, internship or started their own venture due to their experience with Developer Student Clubs*

*Based on 2019 DSC Global Exit Survey

Become a Developer Student Club Lead

DSC Lead interest form opens once a year. Please check back in April 2020 or reach out to us here.


  • Have a minimum of two years left until graduation

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college or university

  • Can commit to program for one year

  • Passionate about creating impact in community

  • Strong technical understanding of computer programming and/or software engineering

  • Have experience with event planning or leading a team

  • Have some connection to the local developer community

  • Host a meetup event ideally once a month, and at least every 3 months

How to become a lead

  1. See if there’s a current Developer Student Club on your campus or near you. Reach out and learn about their experience. We encourage you to participate or even help organize a meet-up!
  2. Read the Community Organizer Code of Conduct below.
  3. When the DSC Lead interest form is live, connect with us here.
  4. We will review your submission and get back to you as soon as possible via email.

Community Guidelines

When you join our programs, you’re joining a community. And like any growing community, a few ground rules about expected behavior are good for everyone. These guidelines cover both online (e.g. mailing lists, social channels) and offline (e.g. in-person meetups) behavior.

Violations of this code of conduct can result in members being removed from the program. Use your best judgement, and if you’d like more clarity or have questions feel free to reach out.

Be nice. We're all part of the same community, so be friendly, welcoming, and generally a nice person. Be someone that other people want to be around.

Be respectful and constructive. Remember to be respectful and constructive with your communication to fellow members. Don't get into flamewars, make personal attacks, vent, or rant unconstructively. Everyone should take responsibility for the community and take the initiative to diffuse tension and stop a negative thread as early as possible.

Be collaborative. Work together! We can learn a lot from each other. Share knowledge, and help each other out.

Participate. Join in on discussions, show up for in-person meetings regularly, offer feedback, and help implement that feedback.

Step down considerately. If you have some form of responsibility in your community, be aware of your own constraints. If you know that a new job or personal situation will limit your time, find someone who can take over for you and transfer the relevant information (contacts, passwords, etc.) for a smooth transition.

Basic etiquette for online discussions. Don’t send messages to a big list that only need to go to one person. Keep off topic conversations to a minimum. Don’t be spammy by advertising or promoting personal projects which are off topic.

Lead Acknowledgements

The Google Event Community Guidelines and Anti- Harassment Policy must be followed. This Anti-Harassment Policy template is available for organizers to enstate in their community.

It’s NOT ok to use DSC for profit. Organizers should only charge attendees for ticket entry and/or get sponsorships to cover costs of event operations (e.g. food and drinks, venue, setup, speakers) if needed.

It’s ok to partner with other groups and companies. Collaborating with other groups and companies is a great way to arrange additional speakers, venues, and sponsorship.

It’s ok to talk about non-Google technologies in your community. We want to promote learning across technologies without bashing any company including Google or others.

The DSC logo and name is granted for use by organizers so long as they are in good standing with Google Developers and follow the DSC brand guidelines.

DSC chapters must remain active and run at least 1 event every 90 days. Failure to host events and log activity to the DSC program may result in removal from the DSC program.

DSC chapter organizers are expected to be willing and available to communicate with their Google Regional Lead in a timely fashion when requested.

Brand & Logo Guidelines


Customize the DSC lockup for your chapter using the official lockup generator tool (made available only to confirmed members of the platform) and following the naming guidelines indicated above.


Use either the horizontal or vertical lockups as fits the context or your need.


Use the knock out version of the logo against black and grey backgrounds. The knockout version can also be placed on photos provided that the image does not interfere with the legibility of the logo.


Alter or distort the official lockup in any way, including altering fonts, colors, shapes, proportions, or rotating/flipping it in any direction.


Use either the horizontal or vertical lockups as fits the context or your need.


Add additional elements to the lockup, or alter the lock up or logo with additional assets, changes of color, etc.


Use the acronym DSC as a logo lockup.


Place logo over busy photograph.


Place the logo over any solid color other than black, white, or a light shade of gray.


Add space or alter the alignment of the DSC text and university name.


Use the lockup on a background image or pattern that lacks contrast, or feels busy.
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