Lets Code together! DBpedia is a community-run project that has been working on a free, open-source knowledge graph since 2006! Now for 10 years DBpedia has been part of this amazing program and we are equipped with a lot of mentoring experience as well as great project ideas and results from previous editions. If you would like to join our team and query the coolest dataset on the market, get in touch with us via the DBpedia Forum or email@example.com. Get more insights and read our recap 2021 GSoC post on the DBpedia blog!
What Is Google Summer of Code?
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program focused on bringing student developers into open source software development. Funds will be given to all newcomers of open source to work for three or five months on a specific project or task with an open source organization during their break from university. For GSoC-Newbies, this short video and the information provided on their website will explain all there is to know about.
Google announced exciting new program updates for 2022. Read more details on the Google Open Source blog.
The Workflow Is As Follows
|January 23 – 18:00 UTC||Mentoring organizations can begin submitting applications to Google|
|February 7 – 18:00 UTC||Mentoring organization application deadline|
|February 7 – 21||Google program administrators review organization applications|
|February 22 – 18:00 UTC||List of accepted mentoring organizations published|
|February 22 – March 19||Potential GSoC contributors discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations|
|March 20 – 18:00 UTC||GSoC contributor application period begins|
|April 4 – 18:00 UTC||GSoC contributor application deadline|
|April 27 – 18:00 UTC||GSoC contributor slot requests due from Org Admins|
|May 4 – 18:00 UTC||Accepted GSoC contributor projects announced|
|May 4 – 28||Community Bonding Period | GSoC contributors get to know mentors, read documentation, get up to speed to begin working on their projects|
|May 29||Coding officially begins!|
|July 10 – 18:00 UTC||Mentors and GSoC contributors can begin submitting midterm evaluations|
|July 14 – 18:00 UTC||Midterm evaluation deadline (standard coding period)|
|July 14 – August 21||Work Period | GSoC contributors work on their project with guidance from Mentors|
|August 21 – 28 – 18:00 UTC||Final week: GSoC contributors submit their final work product and their final mentor evaluation (standard coding period)|
|August 28 – September 4 – 18:00 UTC|
Mentors submit final GSoC contributor evaluations (standard coding period)
|September 5||Initial results of Google Summer of Code 2023 announced|
|September 4 – November 6||GSoC contributors with extended timelines continue coding|
|November 6 – 18:00 UTC||Final date for all GSoC contributors to submit their final work product and final evaluation|
|November 13 – 18:00 UTC||Final date for mentors to submit evaluations for GSoC contributor projects with extended deadlines|
GSoC Contributor Information Kit
We’ve prepared an information kit for you. Please find all necessary information regarding the application procedure here. If you have any questions, please get in contact via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please find the updated GSoC contributor guide here: https://google.github.io/gsocguides/student/index.
Become a DBpedia (Co-)Mentor at GSoC
- a free Google T-Shirt
- participate in the Google mentor summit
Additionally, you help DBpedia as an open source organization. We try to assign multiple mentors for each student to divide the workload. It will take some time during the application period (2 weeks) to help students write good applications about the ideas you have expertise in. In the end, not all mentor candidate will be assigned a student. It depends firstly on the number of students Google grants us and secondly on the ideas students applied for. To those who finally become a (co-)mentor:
- Your responsibility will be to guide and mentor the student during his/her project,
- help him/her with problems,
- answer his/her questions and
- make sure they are on schedule.
Mentors will also be responsible to submit evaluation forms during and after the project. There are plenty of links and FAQs in the GSoC homepage.