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Google Summer of Code Sugar years: | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Upcoming deadlines

Important GSoC 2018 Dates and Deadlines

January 4, 2018
Organization Applications Open
January 23, 2018
Organization Application Deadline
February 12, 2018
Organizations Announced (Interested students can now begin discussing project ideas with accepted mentor organizations.)
March 12 - 27, 2018
Student Application Period (Students can register and submit their applications to mentor organizations. All proposals must be submitted by March 27, 2018 12:00 (EDT).)
March 27, 2018 - April 23, 2018
Application Review Period
April 23, 2018
Student Projects Announced

See GSoC Timeline for more details from Google.

Useful Links

We look forward to accepting your contributions to support the use of technology in education. Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is "a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source projects."1

How to Participate

As a student As a mentor By contributing ideas
The most important job of all! Sugar Labs is looking forward to your contribution. To begin, we strongly recommend orienting yourself with the Sugar Labs code base. Be sure to visit

Please add a summary of your proposal to the wiki on a page called:


where Proposal_name is the name of your proposal.

You can use this proposal template. (If you are applying to Outreachy, you may use your Outreachy proposal.) Be sure to explain what you want to do, why it is important, and evidence that you can do the work proposed.

Also, be sure to discuss the details of your proposal with members of the Sugar Labs community.

You also need to apply on the Google Summer of Code website.

You can directly benefit a new software developer's coding competency and confidence levels while contributing to Sugar Labs and developing your own first-line management skills. Here you can look for more development ideas –

Sugar Labs GSoC Contact

Need help? Contact Walter Bender. He's responsible for,

  • Maintaining this wiki page for the summer 2017 GSoC season (Feb 2018 - Sep 2018),
  • Coordinating SL's application to the GSoC program as a mentorship organization,
  • Recruiting mentors,
  • Recruiting applicants,
  • Selecting applicants,
  • Supervising mentors, which largely entails making sure mid-term and end-of-summer reports are handed in on time,
  • Interfacing with the Sugar Labs Oversight Board members to deal with collection and distribution of funds from Google

Wiki Account

To request a Sugar Labs wiki account, please submit a preferred user name and an email address to: systems at lists dot sugarlabs dot org.