General information

This wiki page will be the central point for information about the Google Summer of Code 2014 in Linaro.

We have similar pages for a previous year's attempt to participate in the Summer of Code:

Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. Linaro applied to be one of the mentoring organisations for 2014, and was accepted. We were given three slots for student projects, and we have selected the following 3 students:

  • Gaurav Minocha is a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. His project is Linux Flattened Device Tree Self-checking, mentored by Grant Likely from Linaro's Office of the CTO.
  • Ricardo de Freitas Gesuatto is a student at Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil. He will be working on a project entitled "Lightweight IP Stack on top of OpenDataPlane", mentored by Maxim Uvarov from the Linaro Networking Group.

  • Varad Gautam is a student at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. He will be Porting UEFI to Low-Cost Embedded Platform (BeagleBoneBlack). Leif Lindholm from the Linaro Enterprise Group will be mentoring.

For updates on their work, visit the GSOC-specific site at

Ideas list / Participating / Applying

The list of suggested projects is available at: ProjectIdeas.

I want to participate as a student

You had until March 21 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 and see what we do. 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:

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 submit your application via the Melange web app.

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.

For more details on the rest of the mentoring process in Linaro, see Internal/SummerOfCode2014/Mentors ; you'll need to log in using your Linaro account to be able to see these.


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 Melange, the GSoC web application. Then, to be associated with Linaro in Melange, you will need to request a "Connection" with us via the Connections dashboard and then our admins can approve you. If you need help, ask... :-)



melange username


Leif Lindholm


Steve McIntyre


Primary admin





melange username


Steve Capper


Maxim Kuvyrkov


Grant Likely

Leif Lindholm


Steve McIntyre


Sumit Semwal


Maxim Uvarov


Neil Williams




Tom Gall


Google timeline

Here are the major steps:

14 February 19:00 UTC

Mentoring organization application deadline

24 February 19:00 UTC

List of accepted mentoring organizations published on the Google Summer of Code 2014 site

10 March 19:00 UTC

Student application period opens

21 March 19:00 UTC

Student application deadline, mentors and admins rank applications

06 April

Admins request a number of project slots

18 April

Slots allocated, students and mentors matched up

21 April

Successful student projects announced, "bonding period" starts

19 May

Student projects begin for real

23 - 27 June

Mid-term assessments needed from both students and mentors

18 August 19:00 UTC

Firm 'pencils down' date. Mentors, students and organization administrators can begin submitting final evaluations to Google

22 August 19:00 UTC

Evaluations deadline; Google require student code samples

25 August

Final results announced

25 - 26 October

Mentor summit at Google HQ

The full timeline is available here.

SummerOfCode2014 (last modified 2014-04-23 13:41:36)