Google Summer of Code with NumFOCUS

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) sponsors students to work full-time for 3 months on open source projects during the summer (in the northern hemisphere), supervised by a senior contributor from the mentoring organization. Google Summer of Code students frequently go on to become active contributors and core maintainers of our projects.

NumFOCUS is excited to once again participate as an umbrella organization for Google Summer of Code 2018 — our fourth time participating!


This year we are proud to have 45 students and 78 mentors. We look forward to sharing with you soon what our 2018 students will be working on!

You can read their project proposals on the official GSoC site. And you can read about last year’s GSoC 2017 student projects on our blog.


How to Apply

Applications for GSoC 2018 are now closed. For information on what the application process typically involves, see our blog.

NumFOCUS Google Summer of Code 2018 on GitHub

For detailed information on Google Summer of Code 2018 and the history of our participation, please visit our GitHub repo.

Participating Projects

The following NumFOCUS organizations are participating under the NumFOCUS GSoC umbrella for 2018:

  • conda forge
  • Data Retriever
  • FEniCS
  • Gensim
  • Julia
  • MDAnalysis
  • PyMC3
  • Shogun
  • Stan
  • yt



NumFOCUS play such a critical role in the scientific python ecosystem. Happy to support a great cause!

Daniel Smith, Supporting Member