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General information

This wiki page will be the central point for information about the Google Summer of Code 2013 in Linaro.

Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. Linaro is applying to be one of the mentoring organisations for 2013.

Linaro applied to be a mentoring organisation for 2013's Google Summer of Code but was not accepted; the rest of this page remains for historical interest only.

Ideas list / Participating / Applying

The list of suggested projects will be available at: ProjectIdeas.

I want to participate as a student

You have until May 3rd 19:00 UTC to contact us and to apply on the Google Summer of Code application. But do not wait until the last minute! The earlier you get in touch with potential mentors for projects that interest you, the better your chances are that you might be accepted.

Familiarize yourself with Linaro; see what we do and who is involved. There's lots more information on the Getting Started page too.

If you would like to get in touch, You can talk to us in various ways:

  • via the mailing lists we use, whether general and team-specific

  • on IRC - we're active on a number of channels on Freenode

  • or on this wiki

If you're interested in a project (whether it's one listed here or your own idea), contact the teams or people involved and discuss it. Don't be afraid to suggest seemingly crazy or vague ideas, we'll help you and give you suggestions. If you're not sure of what to do or who to talk to, ask the Summer of Code team members (see below). The earlier you prepare and the more effort you put into your project, the better your chance of success!

For more information about Linaro, please start on the website. For more help and guidance on the Summer of Code from a student's viewpoint, check Google's Advice for students page.

When applying, please use the Application Template and add your application to the Student Application page.

I want to mentor a project in Linaro

Come see us on IRC or on the mailing-list mentioned below. To register in the web application, you need to go to Linaro's Summer of Code project page (URL coming RSN!) and register yourself as a mentor.

A lot of information can be found on the Advice for mentors page. A practical mentoring guide can be found here.


We use the following mailing list: . All students and mentors are invited to subscribe.

We're also on IRC: #linaro-gsoc in the Freenode network ( Feel free to join the channel and ask questions; if you don't get an immediate answer, be patient! (We do sleep sometimes :-P)

Google's Summer of Code general IRC channel is #gsoc in Freenode.


Please add yourself to the relevant tables, preserving alphabetical order of the last names. To get a 'linkid', you will need to register on the GSoC web application.





Steve McIntyre


Ilias Biris






Steve McIntyre


Renato Golin


Google timeline

Here are the next steps:

February 11:

Program announced. Life is good.

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 in Google Summer of Code 2013 site at 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:

All mentors must be signed up and all student proposals matched with a mentor - 07:00 UTC. Student acceptance choice deadline. IRC meeting to resolve any outstanding duplicate accepted students - 19:00 UTC #gsoc

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:

Students begin coding for their Google Summer of Code projects; 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

Mid-term evaluations deadline; 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

Final evaluation deadline. Google begins issuing student and mentoring organization payments provided forms and evaluations are on file.

September 27: 19:00 UTC

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.

The full timeline is available here.

SummerOfCode2013 (last modified 2014-02-13 17:16:05)