Google Summer of Code™ 2012 Program Timeline

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

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

You may also want to check out our FAQ on scheduling meetups to get your meetup scheduled.


February 4:

Program announced.

February 27:

19:00 UTC

Mentoring organizations can begin submitting applications to Google.

March 9:

23:00 UTC

Mentoring organization application deadline.

March 12-15:

Google program administrators review organization applications.

March 16:

19:00 UTC

List of accepted mentoring organizations published on the Google Summer of Code 2012 site.

March 17-25:

Would-be student participants discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations.

March 26:

19:00 UTC

Student application period opens.

April 6:

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 20:

  1. All mentors must be signed up and all student proposals matched with a mentor - 07:00 UTC

  2. 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

  3. IRC meeting to resolve any outstanding duplicate accepted students - 19:00 UTC #gsoc

April 23:

19:00 UTC

Accepted student proposals announced on the Google Summer of Code 2012 site.

Community Bonding Period:

Students get to know mentors, read documentation, get up to speed to begin working on their projects.

May 21:

  1. Students begin coding for their GSoC projects;

  2. 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 9:

19:00 UTC

Mentors and students can begin submitting mid-term evaluations.

July 13:

19:00 UTC

  1. Mid-term evaluations deadline;

  2. 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 13:

Suggested 'pencils down' date. Take a week to scrub code, write tests, improve documentation, etc.

August 20:

19:00 UTC

Firm 'pencils down' date. Mentors, students and organization administrators can begin submitting final evaluations to Google.

August 24:

19:00 UTC

  1. Final evaluation deadline

  2. Google begins issuing student and mentoring organization payments provided forms and evaluations are on file.

August 27:

Final results of GSoC 2012 announced

August 31:

Students can begin submitting required code samples to Google

October 20 & 21:

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.