Our videos were filmed in 2016 and there are a couple of changes to the program for 2021 that we want to address. We have added text above the videos with the things that are different for 2021 from what it says in the video. We love these videos from our mentors so we wanted to keep them available to you as 98% of the information is still accurate. Thanks!



Learn why you should apply to Google Summer of Code!

So you want to be a GSoC Student?

This video explains what you need to know to put together a great application and get accepted.

(2021 Update: The programing period is 10 weeks (not 12). Also you need to submit proof of enrollment in a post-secondary academic program (not necessarily a university program.)

I've been accepted! What now?

Congratulations! You've been accepted to GSoC! Here's how you make the most of it. It's full of advice and tips for how to be successful!


Why your project should participate!

Google Summer of Code is great for organizations who want to help bring new developers into open source. Many stick with the project they participate with for years after the program!

How to choose a student?

It's important to pick students who are good a good fit for your organization. Learn about best practices and things to avoid.

(2021 Update: Students may have other committments since they will be dedicating about 18 hours a week to GSoC 2021 (not 30+ as stated in the video). We do expect students could be taking other classes or even have a part time job, etc. and that is okay.)

How to be a great mentor!

Mentoring isn't easy. But there are things you can do to make it a great experience for you and your student.

(2021 Update: Mentors will likely spend at least 2-3 hours a week mentoring, reviewing code, and having chats and video calls with their students. Many mentors may spend more time. Students will be spending 10 weeks coding (not 12) and will spend an avergae of 18 hours a week on their projects (not 30+). There will be 2 evaluations (not 3).)