Here is the timeline of expectations from our students and mentors.

Specific to GNOME




January 29 19:00 UTC

Mentoring organizations can begin submitting applications to Google

February 19 19:00 UTC

Mentoring organization application deadline

February 19 - March 8

Google program administrators review organization applications


Mentors discussion period

All potential mentors join the GSoC mentors private channel

March 9 19:00 UTC

List of accepted mentoring organizations published

✅ GNOME was accepted

March 9 - March 29

Potential student participants discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations

March 29 18:00 UTC

Student application period begins

April 13 18:00 UTC

Student application deadline

May 3 18:00 UTC

Student slot requests due from Org Admins

✅ 10 to 14 slots requested

May 13 18:00 UTC

Student Project selections due from Org Admins

✅ 12 students selected

May 17 18:00 UTC

Accepted student projects announced

Community Bonding Period

Students get to know mentors, read documentation, get up to speed to begin working on their projects


Community Bonding Period

Students create a Matrix ID and join our channels (either from Matrix on IRC)


Community Bonding Period

All students join (Matrix) or #soc (IRC, bridged to Matrix)


Community Bonding Period

Students create a blog and open a ticket to syndicate it with GNOME Planet

🕒 Waiting for the ACK of all mentors

June 7

Coding officially begins!


July 12 18:00 UTC

Mentors and students can begin submitting Phase 1 evaluations



July 16 12:00 UTC

Rehearsal of the GUADEC Lightning Talks


July 16 18:00 UTC

Phase 1 Evaluation deadline



July 23 15:00 UTC

GUADEC Lightning Talks


Work Period

Students work on their project with guidance from Mentors


August 16 - 23 18:00 UTC

Final week: Students submit their final work product and their final mentor evaluation


August 23 - 30 18:00 UTC

Mentors submit final student evaluations


August 31

Final results of Google Summer of Code 2021 announced


Outreach/SummerOfCode/2021/Timeline (last edited 2021-06-07 05:27:04 by ThibaultMartin)