Google Summer of Code 2013 Program Timeline


Community organized meetups and info sessions will regularly be added to the program Google calendar, so keep an eye on it to find out about events near you.


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You may also want to check out our FAQ on scheduling meetups to get your meetup scheduled.

 

February 11:

Program announced.

March 18:

19:00 UTC

Mentoring organizations can begin submitting applications to Google.

March 29:

19:00 UTC

Mentoring organization application deadline.

April 1 - 5:

Google program administrators review organization applications.

April 8:

19:00 UTC

List of accepted mentoring organizations published on the Google Summer of Code 2013 site.

April 9 - 21:

Would-be student participants discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations.

April 22:

19:00 UTC

Student application period opens.

May 3:

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.

May 6:

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

May 8:

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.

May 22:

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

May 24:


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

  2. Student acceptance choice deadline.

  3. 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.)

May 27:

19:00 UTC

Accepted student proposals announced on the Google Summer of Code 2013 site.

Community Bonding Period:

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

June 17:


  1. Students begin coding for their Google Summer of Code projects;

  2. 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.

July 29:

19:00 UTC

Mentors and students can begin submitting mid-term evaluations.

August 2:

19:00 UTC


  1. Mid-term evaluations deadline;

  2. 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.

September 16:

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

September 23:

19:00 UTC

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

September 27:

19:00 UTC


  1. Final evaluation deadline

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

September 27:

Students can begin submitting required code samples to Google

October 1:

Final results of Google Summer of Code 2013 announced

October 19 & 20:

Mentor Summit at Google: Representatives 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.