These guides were written by Mentors, Organization Administrators and Google Program Administrators.
If you want to increase your chances of being accepted into (and succeed during) Google Summer of Code we strongly encourage you to read this guide! It is particularly helpful for tips on writing a good project proposal and how students should interact with the communities they are interested in working with for the summer.
The authors have years of collective knowledge for how to successfully mentor students. It's not as easy as it seems, and the gudie provides useful tips and best practices.