Google Open Source is proud to announce Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2020—the 16th year of the program! We look forward to introducing the 16th batch of student developers to the world of open source and matching them with open source projects, while earning a stipend so they can focus their summer on their project.

Over the last 15 years GSoC has provided over 15,000 university students, from 109 countries, with an opportunity to hone their skills by contributing to open source projects during their summer break.

And the ‘special sauce’ that has kept this program thriving for 16 years: the mentorship aspect of the program. Participants gain invaluable experience working directly with mentors who are dedicated members of these open source communities; mentors help bring students into their communities while teaching them, guiding them and helping them find their place in the world of open source.

We’re excited to keep the tradition going! Applications for interested open source project organizations open on January 14, 2020, and student applications open March 25.

Are you an open source project interested in learning more? Visit the program site and read the mentor guide to learn more about what it means to be a mentor organization, how to prepare your community and create appropriate project ideas, and tips for preparing your application. We welcome all types of organizations—large and small—and are very eager to involve first time projects. For 2020, we hope to welcome more organizations into GSoC than ever before and are looking to accept 40-50 new organizations into their first GSoC.

Are you a university student interested in learning how to prepare for the 2020 GSoC program? It’s never too early to start thinking about your proposal or about what type of open source organization you may want to work with. You should read the student guide for important tips on preparing your proposal and what to consider if you wish to apply for the program in mid-March. You can also get inspired by checking out the 200 organizations that participated in Google Summer of Code 2019, as well as the projects that students worked on.

We encourage you to explore other resources and you can learn more on the program website.

By Stephanie Taylor, Google Open Source


Announcing No Code Conf: Webflow’s conference celebrating the future of visual development — and the makers behind the movement. Join us this November in San Francisco to hear from companies and thought leaders empowering teams and individuals to build faster, think more creatively, and ship sooner with no-code and low-code tools and workflows.

No Code Conf will take place on November 13th at SVN West in San Francisco. We’ll have a pre-conference day of workshops on November 12th, and a smattering of social events to choose from. Space is limited to 300 attendees — grab your tickets before prices jump.

Learn how the no-code movement is making web and software development more accessible, collaborative, and creative — by making it visual

Visual development represents a better way to create software — one that’s more inclusive across non-engineering teams. At No Code Conf, you can expect a multitude of content that brings new concepts to life with practical examples, case studies, lessons learned, and solutions for real-world problems. You’ll have a chance to learn from interactive workshops, lightning talks, full-length sessions, and panels.

At No Code Conf, you’ll:

  • Learn how to integrate your favorite tools with no-code and low-code platforms to power your business
  • Hear from design, product, marketing, engineering, and IT teams collaborating on web apps with visual development workflows
  • See first-hand how design is at the heart and soul of this new wave of development
  • Find out what successful product teams are doing to prototype and design products
  • Discover how visual development and no-code tools can grow business and increase revenue for companies of all sizes

Share stories of failure and triumph with people creating the future of the web 

Mingle with the makers, builders, and visionaries behind the no code movement. Discover what you all have in common: building a better future for the web. 

We’ve got a lot in store and we can’t wait to share it all on November 12-13th.

Grab your early bird ticket

Webflow events provide a safe and inclusive experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. Find out more about Webflow’s Code of Conduct.