Program Timeline

Since the program timeline is so often needed, we're including it on it's own page as well as in our Frequently Asked Questions. Do not fail to read the FAQs just because you're only worried about when the deadlines are!

You can also check out our Google Calendar in several formats:

Community organized meetups and infosessions will regularly be added to the program Google calendar, so keep an eye on it to find out about events near you.

To get your meetup added to the calendar, email Leslie Hawthorn, lhospo at gmail dot com.

For those of us who are more visually oriented, you may want to check out the visual timeline for GSoC 2009 contributed by Christian Moore.


February 8: Program announced. Life is good.
March 9:
~12 noon PST / 19:00 UTC
Mentoring organizations can begin submitting applications to Google.
March 13:
3pm PDT / 22:00 UTC
Mentoring organization application deadline.
March 13-17: Google program administrators review organization applications.
March 18:
~12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC
List of accepted mentoring organizations published on the Google Summer of Code 2009 site.
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:
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:
  • All mentors must be signed up and all student proposals matched with a mentor - 07:00 UTC
  • Student ranking/scoring deadline. Please do not add private comments with a nonzero score or mark students as ineligible (unless doing so as part of resolving duplicate accepted students) after this deadline - 17:00 UTC
  • IRC meeting to resolve any outstanding duplicate accepted students - 18:00 UTC in #gsoc-resolve on Freenode
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.
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.
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 24 & 25:
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.