We have once again been selected as a mentor organisation for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2023. Google Summer of Code is an excellent program for new open-source contributors to receive a stipend (generously provided by Google) to contribute to open source projects in the FOSSi community. As an organisation, we encompass a variety of community 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 since last year there have been several significant changes. Google are enabling a mix of 175 hour and 350 hour projects. Eligibility has been expanded to include those who are not enrolled as students, too! We hope to welcome many new contributors to the FOSSi community as GSoC mentees. Please check out the official Google website to understand the new terms of the program.

To act as a first point of reference, we have prepared a list of project ideas. As a mentee 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, in conjunction with one of our mentors. 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 our mentors to get feedback.

As there are more project 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 mentee, 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!