Google Summer of Code with OSGeo
2021-09-30, 08:00–08:30, Puerto Madryn

OSGeo's Google Summer of Code Initiative has been an inspiring and motivating platform for new student developers to join the OSGeo projects, community projects, guest projects, and incubating projects. In 2021, OSGeo is participating for the 15th year in the Google Summer of Code, and it itself is a great achievement. With this talk, the OSGeo GSoC Administrators shall try to put forth the importance of GSoC with respect to the students and participating projects. The admins would focus on the development of projects with GSoC and encourage projects to be a part of the upcoming GSoC.

Over the years, OSGeo's Google Summer of Code initiative has transformed into an initiative full of contributions towards geospatial software development. In the last 15 years, many OSGeo projects comprising incubating projects, community projects, and guest projects have progressed attributed to the contributions of student developers. Some of these students continued to participate as contributors for the projects and went on to take mentoring and organizing responsibilities. This is a true sense of FOSS4G in terms of individual and collective growth of the student developers and the OSGeo community. In this talk, the OSGeo GSoC Admins team would try to appreciate the efforts of all the mentors and students involved till now and present the state of the GSoC 2021. The Admins would also present possibilities for new projects to be part of the GSoC with OSGeo as an umbrella organization.

Authors and Affiliations

Rajat Shinde (1), Rahul Chauhan (2), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India (1)


Community / OSGeo


Community & participatory FOSS4G


1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.

Language of the Presentation


OSGeo Charter Member,
ZOO-Project PSC Member,
OSGeo GSoC Admin,
OSGeo GSoC Mentor for MapMint Project,
Ph.D. Candidate @ IIT Bombay, India

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