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

Sugar Labs is applying to Google Summer of Code (GSoC) for 2017.

Upcoming deadlines

Important GSoC 2017 Dates and Deadlines

February 9, 2017
Organization Application Deadline
February 27, 2017
Organizations Announced
April 3, 2017
Student Application Deadline
May 4, 2017
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. 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 –

Person to Contact

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

  • Maintaining this wiki page for the summer 2017 GSoC season (Feb 2017 - Sep 2017),
  • 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.