Google Summer of Code 2018

Google Summer of Code 2018

Google Summer of Code 2018 is a global programme focused on introducing students to open source software development. Students work on a 3 month programming project with an open source organization during their break from university. Since its inception in 2005, the programme has brought over 13,000 student participants and 12,000 mentors from over 125 countries worldwide.




27 Mar 2018


Student participants are paired with a mentor from the participating organizations, gaining exposure to real-world software development and techniques. Students have the opportunity to spend the break between their school semesters earning a stipend while working in areas related to their interests.

Participating organizations are able to identify and bring in new developers who implement new features and hopefully continue to contribute to open source even after the programme is over.

Most importantly, more code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.


March 27, 2018 - April 23, 2018: Application Review Period - Organizations review and select student proposals.

April 23, 2018: Student Projects Announced - Accepted students are paired with a mentor and start planning their projects and milestones.

April 23, 2018 - May 14, 2018: Community Bonding - Students spend a month learning more about their organization’s community.

May 14, 2018 - August 6, 2018: Coding - Students work on their Google Summer of Code projects.

June 11 - 15, 2018 and July 9 - 13, 2018: Evaluations - Mentors and students submit their evaluations of one another. These evaluations are a required step of the programme.

August 6 - 14, 2018: Students Submit Code and Final Evaluations - Students submit their code, project summaries, and final evaluations of their mentors.

August 14 - 21, 2018: Mentors Submit Final Evaluations - Mentors review student code samples and determine if the students have successfully completed their Google Summer of Code 2018 project.

August 22, 2018: Results Announced - Students are notified of the pass/fail status of their Google Summer of Code 2018 projects.

Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).

Multiple host countries may mean that no travel is required.


Credit: Google Summer of Code 2018 

Date Added: 16 Mar 2018

More from Google

Google Summer of Code...   (CLOSED)

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global, online programme focused on bringing new contributors into open sour...

Deadline: 4 Apr 2023


Code Jam...   (CLOSED)

2023 marks the final edition of Code Jam after nearly 2 decades. Code Jam, Google’s longest running global cod...

Deadline: 15 Apr 2023



LOG IN  and discover  up to 53 incredible competitions worth over $128,712,692.00!!!


Wellcome Discovery Awards

The Wellcome Discovery Awards scheme provides funding for established researchers and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas to deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health a....


Get the App!

Competition Info Android App

Get the Free Competition Info App on Google Play and Find Incredible Competitions on the go!

Get it on Google Play

Want up to 10 recommended opportunities sent to you once a quarter for free?