Google Summer of Code in Jenkins

Jenkins GSoC

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an annual, international, program which encourages college-aged students to participate with open source projects during the summer break between classes.

Students accepted into the program receive a stipend, paid by Google, to work well-defined projects to improve or enhance the Jenkins project. In exchange, numerous Jenkins community members volunteer as "mentors" for students to help integrate them into the open source community and succeed in completing their summer projects.

GSoC 2021

We intend to participate in Google Summer of Code 2021. Currently we are looking for mentors, org admins and project ideas. Please contact us if you are interested! Potential students are also welcome to start exploring the project and the available project ideas.

There will be some changes in how GSoC 2021 is organized, including duration of the projects. Jenkins GSoC documentation may be outdated in some places, please refer to the official GSoC website as a source of truth. Our documentation will be updated over time to reflect the changes in the GSoC program.


  • We use the GSoC SIG for communications about GSoC. Projects may also have their own mailing lists, chats and meetings. See details on project pages.

  • We use mailing list for discussions. This is the recommended channel for communications

  • There is also a GSoC Gitter channel for real-time communications, but it is better to use mailing lists to request technical feedback or to have long discussions

Mailing lists

Public Google Group: jenkinsci-gsoc-all-public.

The purpose of this mailing list is for all public communications on GSoC such as new mentor and new student introductions, project proposal questions and discussions, process and timeline related questions. For private matters such as communication difficulties with mentors, students, or org admins, please use the admin mailing list shown below.

  1. To start, you need a Google or Gmail account

  2. After clicking the link, a "Sign in" button appears in the top-right of the page

  3. After sign in, a "Join group" button appears in the middle of the page

  4. To learn more about joining a Google Group, please see


Office hours

Although we use mailing lists as the main communication channel, we also have regular "office hours" video calls. During these timeslots Jenkins GSoC org admins and mentors are available for any GSoC-related questions. Meetings are commonly recorded on-demand and posted here.

Before the announcement of accepted projects, we will be using a weekly GSoC SIG meeting as the office hours slot (3PM UTC on Wednesdays). You can add the office hours to your calendar when you visit the Jenkins event calendar. More slots may be added on-demand, e.g. for project-specific discussions.

In addition to these organization-wide meetings, each GSoC project has regular meetings during community bonding and coding phases. See the project pages for the schedule.

Previous years