Google Summer of Code

Lets Code together! DBpedia is a community-run project that has been working on a free, open-source knowledge graph since 2006! Now for more than 10 years DBpedia has been part of this amazing program and we are equipped with a lot of mentoring experience as well as great project ideas and results from previous editions. If you would like to join our team and query the coolest dataset on the market, get in touch with us via the DBpedia Forum or dbpedia@infai.orgGet more insights and read our recap 2023 GSoC post on the DBpedia blog or check the Google Open Source blog!

What Is Google Summer of Code?

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program focused on bringing student developers into open source software development. Funds will be given to all newcomers of open source to work for three or five months on a specific project or task with an open source organization during their break from university. For GSoC-Newbies, this short video and the information provided on their website will explain all there is to know about.

Google announced exciting new program updates for 2024. Read more details on the Google Open Source blog.

The Workflow Is As Follows

Timeline 2024

January 22 – 18:00 UTCMentoring organizations can begin submitting applications to Google
February 6 – 18:00 UTCMentoring organization application deadline
February 6 – 20Google program administrators review organization applications
February 21 – 18:00 UTCList of accepted mentoring organizations published
February 22 – March 18Potential GSoC contributors discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations
March 18 – 18:00 UTCGSoC contributor application period begins
April 2 – 18:00 UTCGSoC contributor application deadline
April 24 – 18:00 UTCGSoC contributor slot requests due from Org Admins
May 1 – 18:00 UTCAccepted GSoC contributor projects announced
May 1 – 26Community Bonding Period | GSoC contributors get to know mentors, read documentation, get up to speed to begin working on their projects
May 27Coding officially begins!
July 8 – 18:00 UTCMentors and GSoC contributors can begin submitting midterm evaluations
July 12 – 18:00 UTCMidterm evaluation deadline (standard coding period)
July 12 – August 19Work Period | GSoC contributors work on their project with guidance from Mentors
August 19 – 26 – 18:00 UTCFinal week: GSoC contributors submit their final work product and their final mentor evaluation (standard coding period)
August 26 – September 2 – 18:00 UTCMentors submit final GSoC contributor evaluations (standard coding period)
September 3Initial results of Google Summer of Code 2023 announced
September 3 – November 4GSoC contributors with extended timelines continue coding
November 4 – 18:00 UTCFinal date for all GSoC contributors to submit their final work product and final evaluation
November 11 – 18:00 UTCFinal date for mentors to submit evaluations for GSoC contributor projects with extended deadlines

GSoC Contributor Information Kit

We’ve prepared an information kit for you. Please find all necessary information regarding the application procedure here. If you have any questions, please get in contact via Please find the updated GSoC contributor guide here:

Become a DBpedia (Co-)Mentor at GSoC

If you would like to become a DBpedia mentor, please get in touch with us via the DBpedia Forum or dbpedia@infai.orgBy becoming a DBpedia GSoC (co-)mentor you get:

  • a free Google T-Shirt
  • participate in the Google mentor summit

Additionally, you help DBpedia as an open source organization. We try to assign multiple mentors for each student to divide the workload. It will take some time during the application period (2 weeks) to help students write good applications about the ideas you have expertise in. In the end, not all mentor candidate will be assigned a student. It depends firstly on the number of students Google grants us and secondly on the ideas students applied for. To those who finally become a (co-)mentor:

  • Your responsibility will be to guide and mentor the student during his/her project,
  • help him/her with problems,
  • answer his/her questions and
  • make sure they are on schedule.

Mentors will also be responsible to submit evaluation forms during and after the project. There are plenty of links and FAQs in the GSoC homepage.