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Google Summer of Code 2015

Education NewsHere each accepted project will be provided a mentor guidance to assist them in getting real world exposure. Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.

Who can participate:
One must be a student to take part in this program. Google defines a student as an individual enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs.

6 October, 2014:

Program announced.

9 February, 2015:

19:00 UTC

Mentoring organizations can begin submitting applications to Google.

20 February:

19:00 UTC

Mentoring organization application deadline.

23 – 27 February:

Google program administrators review organization applications.

2 March:

19:00 UTC

List of accepted mentoring organizations published on the Google Summer of Code 2015 site.

Interim Period:

Would-be students discuss project ideas with potential mentoring organizations.

6 March 16:00 UTC:

IRC feedback meeting for rejected organizations for Google Summer of Code 2015. #gsoc on freenode.net. Rejected organizations may also choose to email the administrators directly for feedback.

16 March:

19:00 UTC

Student application period opens.

27 March:

19:00 UTC

Student application deadline.

Interim Period:

Mentoring organizations review and rank student proposals; where necessary, mentoring organizations may request further proposal detail from the student applicant.

13 April:

Mentoring organizations should have requested slots via their profile in Melange by this point.

15 April:

Slot allocations published to mentoring organizations.

Interim Period:

Slot allocation trades happen amongst organizations. Mentoring organizations review and rank student proposals; where necessary, mentoring organizations may request further proposal detail from the student applicant.

21 April:

First round of de-duplication checks happens; organizations work together to try to resolve as many duplicates as possible.

24 April:

All mentors must be signed up and all student proposals matched with a mentor – 07:00 UTC

Student acceptance choice deadline.

IRC meeting to resolve any outstanding duplicate accepted students – 19:00 UTC #gsoc (organizations must send a delegate to represent them in this meeting regardless of if they are in a duplicate situation before the meeting.)

27 April:

19:00 UTC

Accepted student proposals announced on the Google Summer of Code 2015 site.

Community Bonding Period:

Students get to know mentors, read documentation, get up to speed to begin working on their projects.

25 May:

Students begin coding for their Google Summer of Code projects;

Google begins issuing initial student payments provided tax forms are on file and students are in good standing with their communities.

Work Period:

Mentors give students a helping hand and guidance on their projects.

26 June:

19:00 UTC

Mentors and students can begin submitting mid-term evaluations.

3 July:

19:00 UTC

Mid-term evaluations deadline;

Google begins issuing mid-term student payments provided passing student survey is on file.

Work Period:

Mentors give students a helping hand and guidance on their projects.

17 August:

Suggested ‘pencils down’ date. Take a week to scrub code, write tests, improve documentation, etc.

21 August:

19:00 UTC

Firm ‘pencils down’ date. Mentors, students and organization administrators can begin submitting final evaluations to Google.

28 August:

19:00 UTC

Final evaluation deadline

Google begins issuing student and mentoring organization payments provided forms and evaluations are on file.

28 August: 19:30 UTC

Students can begin submitting required code samples to Google

31 August:

Final results of Google Summer of Code 2015 announced

25 September: 19:00 UTC

“Soft” deadline for student code sample submission. Students who want their t-shirts and certificates in the first wave of shipments must submit their code sample by this date.

6 – 8 November:

Mentor Summit at Google: Delegates from each successfully participating organization are invited to Google to greet, collaborate and code. Our mission for the weekend: make the program even better, have fun and make new friends.

Frequently asked questions:
To know more: Click Here

Contact:
www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2015/about_page

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