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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.

GSoC 2024#

Gradle participates in GSoC 2024 under the umbrellas of the Kotlin Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation. We have 3 projects this year:

Communication channels#

Project channels:



For Contributors/Mentees#

See the project descriptions for references to particular newcomer-friendly issues or learning scenarios. If nothing is available there, it is recommended to start learning Gradle basics, if you aren't already familiar with them. Then, we recommend looking into some of the newcomer-friendly issues in the target project or in Gradle as whole. Prior track of contributions during the application phase is important during the project proposal reviews, because it helps us to build impression about the candidate.

To get started:

  1. Join the #gsoc channel on the Gradle community Slack. If there're such channels in the foundations, please join them too
  2. Explore the Getting Started with Gradle with Gradle and the relevant topic-specific Gradle Guides
  3. Check out the contributing guidelines, try addressing some of the newcomer friendly issues
  4. Discuss the project ideas with your mentors on the public channels


For Mentors#

We invite Gradle community members, if they are interested in mentoring, to submit their project ideas.

Mentoring requires a time commitment of several hours a week. It is a great opportunity to have someone prototyping your idea that it is not on the short term roadmap but remains interesting to you and valuable to the Gradle community.



Previous Years#

2024 Project Ideas#

Not all project applications were accepted in 2024, and we have some project ideas that are open for contributions. Consider them for GSoC 2025 or other open source mentorship program!