General information

This wiki page will be the central point for information about the Google Summer of Code 2016 in Linaro.

We have similar pages for Linaro's involvement in the Summer of Code in other years:

Google Summer of Code is a global programme that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. Linaro is applying to be one of the mentoring organisations for 2016.

Ideas list / Participating / Applying

The list of suggested projects is available at: ProjectIdeas.


You will have until March 25 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 Involved With Linaro 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 Student Manual.

When applying, please use the Application Template and submit your application via Google's GSOC web app.


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 GSOC FAQ page. A practical mentoring guide can be found here.

For more details on the rest of the mentoring process in Linaro, see Internal/SummerOfCode2016/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. The Google web app for managing GSOC has changed since last year (Melange is dead) - we'll share more information about how to register etc. when it becomes available.



GSOC username


Leif Lindholm

Steve McIntyre

Primary admin




GSOC username


Leif Lindholm

Steve McIntyre


Google timeline

Here are the major steps:

19 February 19:00 UTC

Mentoring organization application deadline

29 February 19:00 UTC

List of accepted mentoring organizations published on the Google Summer of Code 2016 site

14 March 19:00 UTC

Student application period opens

25 March 19:00 UTC

Student application deadline, mentors and admins rank applications

22 April

Successful student projects announced, "bonding period" starts

23 May

Student projects begin for real

20 June

Mid-term assessments needed from both students and mentors

23 August 19:00 UTC

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

30 August

Final results announced

Late October

Mentor summit at Google

The full timeline is available here.

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