GSoC 2009 Timeline

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This is an expired timeline of GSoC 2009. It has been superseded by GSoC 2010 Timeline

Official Timeline in GSoC FAQ

Completed Stages

  • March 18-23: Would-be student participants discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations.

March 23: ~12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC Student application period opens. April 3:

  • March 18-23: Would-be student participants discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations.

March 23: ~12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC Student application period opens. April 3: April 3: 5:00 PM PDT / ~12 noon PDT / 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. April 15: 00:00 PDT / 07:00 UTC

   * All mentors must signed up and all student proposals matched with a mentor;
   * IRC meeting to resolve any outstanding duplicate accepted students (timing TBD).

April 20: ~12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC Accepted student proposals announced on the Google Summer of Code 2009 site. Community Bonding Period: Students get to know mentors, read documentation, get up to speed to begin working on their projects.


Current Stage

May 23:

   * Students begin coding for their GSoC projects;
   * Google begins issuing initial student payments provided tax forms are on file and students are in good standing with their communities.

Interim Period: Mentors give students a helping hand and guidance on their projects.

Future Stages

July 6: ~12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC Mentors and students can begin submitting mid-term evaluations. July 13: 12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC

   * Mid-term evaluations deadline;
   * Google begins issuing mid-term student payments provided passing student survey is on file.

Interim Period: Mentors give students a helping hand and guidance on their projects. August 10: Suggested 'pencils down' date. Take a week to scrub code, write tests, improve documentation, etc. August 17: ~12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC Firm 'pencils down' date. Mentors, students and organization administrators can begin submitting final evaluations to Google. August 24: 12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC

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

August 25: 12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC Final results of GSoC 2009 announced September 3: Students can begin submitting required code samples to Google October (date TBD): 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.

Past Stages

  1. February 8: Program announced. Life is good.
  2. The organization should choose a single administrator to submit its application via the GSoC web app between March 9-13, 2009.
  3. March 9: ~12 noon PST / 19:00 UTC Mentoring organizations can begin submitting applications to Google.
  4. March 13: 12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC Mentoring organization application deadline.
  5. March 13-17: Google program administrators review organization applications.
  6. March 18: ~12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC List of accepted mentoring organizations published on the Google Summer of Code 2009 site.