Google Summer of Code/2016


Wikimedia applied as a mentoring organization for GSoC 2016 and has been accepted.

Google Summer of Code 2016 is one of the outreach programs we are planning to organize. The org admins coordinating this edition are Tony Thomas and Sumit Asthana. To follow the project in detail, check the GSoC 2016 workboard in Phabricator.

See also the parallel program Outreachy/Round 12.


Please also review the official timeline and Outreach programs/Life of a successful project.

  • 8 February: Mentoring organizations can begin submitting applications to Google.
  • 29 February: List of accepted mentoring organizations published.
  • 14 March: Students can register and submit applications.
  • 25 March 19:00 UTC: Student application deadline.
  • 22 April: Accepted student proposals announced.
  • 23 May: Official start.
  • 20-27 June: Mid term evaluations by students and mentors.
  • 23 August: Firm 'pencils down' date.

How to start contributing? (for newcomers)[edit]

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