We are delighted to announce that we have once again been selected as a mentor organisation for the 2021 edition of Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Google Summer of Code is an excellent program for students to receive a stipend (generously provided by Google) to contribute to open source projects in the FOSSi community. As an organisation, we serve as an umbrella org for projects in the space of open source silicon design, EDA tools, and the surrounding ecosystem.

For those previously familiar with the program, please note that this year, there was a significant change. Google have changed the total expected length of the program from 350 hours to 175 hours and changed the coding period to span 10 weeks rather than 12. Further, eligibility has been expanded and so we hope to welcome new contributors to the FOSSi community as GSoC mentees.

To act as a first point of reference, we have prepared a list of project ideas. As a student you are free to base your project on one of these ideas, but remember that it is your idea we are looking for, and you should come up with an idea that you want to work on. Your job is to write a realistic project proposal (of appropriate scope) to show us that you have a good idea of the work involved, and discuss the idea with us to get feedback. Our job is to match you up with a suitable mentor.

As there are more student proposals than the number of slots we are likely to receive, a well-written project idea is important for us to judge your potential success as a FOSSi GSoC mentee. It is also a good idea to get involved with the community early on (perhaps via our gitter to get a better feeling for what kind of project you want to do, and what already exists. For more general information about what it takes to be a GSoC student, there are several guides available on the GSoC site, for example here

Please get in touch with the project maintainers from the list of ideas or with other projects you like. We are happy to answer questions about the program and the application procedure at gsoc@fossi-foundation.org.

Please also get in touch if you have project ideas with your community and think that FOSSi Foundation is the right umbrella organization for you!

You may also like to check out the following related GSoC orgs: