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Gradle Community Events#

In Gradle, we organize multiple online events, and also often attend Java and open source community conferences like Devoxx or FOSDEM. We are happy to meet at those events.

Gradle team at Jfokus 2024

Gradle Events Calendar#

Coming soon!

Mentorship Programs#

In Gradle, we participate in mentorship programs and look for potential mentors and mentees to join us to learn together and create something new for Gradle Build Tool or integrations.

Google Summer of Code#

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global, online program focused on bringing new contributors into open source software development. GSoC Contributors work with an open source organization on a 12+ week programming project under the guidance of mentors. Gradle has participated in GSoC since 2023.

See Google Summer of Code for more information

Gradle Mentorship Program#

The Gradle Mentorship program links newer software engineers with Gradle Fellows to increase diversity in the Gradle community.

In 2022, we ran the first cohort with 6 mentees participating. The program was open to everyone, but we prioritized mentees from underrepresented segments of the developer community, including women, and Black and Hispanic individuals, who wanted support and professional development assistance from members of the Gradle Build Tool community. Thanks to Gradle Fellows for mentoring!

We consider continuing this program in the future.

Ad-hoc Mentorship#

Even if there are no active mentorship programs in Gradle Build Tool, we might be able to host something in the community for a particular initiative. If you are a maintainer or an active contributor interested in doing mentorship, reach out to us on the #contributing channel.

Other Events#


Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open-source projects, their maintainers, and the entire community of contributors. We plan to participate as an organization in October 2024. Many component maintainers from the Gradle ecosystem, e.g. the Gradle plugin for Jenkins, already include their projects in Hacktoberfest.

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