Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global, online program focused on bringing students and new contributors into open source software development. GSoC Contributors work with an open source organization on a 10-22 weeks programming project under the guidance of mentors.
GSoC contributors accepted into the program receive a stipend and are sponsored by Google, to work on well-defined projects to improve or enhance the Jenkins project. In exchange, numerous Jenkins community members volunteer as "mentors" for the selected GSoC contributors to help integrate them into the open source community and succeed in completing their projects.
We are participating in Google Summer of Code in 2024.
We are applying to be a mentoring organization in Google Summer of Code 2024.
We are currently collecting project ideas. Add your ideas by submitting an ad-hoc pull request as explained in our previous GSoC blog post.
The 2024 GSoC project ideas can be found here.
|Every year, there are changes in how GSoC is organized. Jenkins GSoC documentation may be outdated in some places, please refer to the official GSoC website as a source of truth.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, please report any issues you encounter via our GitHub issue tracker.|
Mentors are volunteers who help GSoC contributors to succeed in their projects. If you are interested in contributing to GSoC as a mentor, and have had either some GSoC contributor experience or have done mentoring before, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are always looking for new mentors to help us with the 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 Discourse 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 Discourse to request technical feedback or to have long discussions.
For private matters such as communication difficulties with mentors, GSoC contributors, or Org Admins, please use this group email.
Public communication channel: GSoC Discourse.
The purpose of GSoC Discourse is for all public communications on GSoC such as new mentor and new GSoC contributor introductions, project proposal questions and discussions, process and timeline related questions.
Although we use Discourse as the main communication channel, we also have regular "office hours" video calls. During these time slots Jenkins GSoC org admins and mentors are available for any GSoC-related questions.
This meeting will be used for Q&A with GSoC applicants/contributors and mentors before the announcement of accepted projects as well as during the GSoC program. 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.