Google Summer of Code

Lets Code together! DBpedia is a community-run project that has been working on a free, open-source knowledge graph since 2006! Now for 9 years DBpedia has been part of this amazing program and we are equipped with a lot of mentoring experience as well as great project ideas and results from previous editions. If you would like to join our team and query the coolest dataset on the market, get in touch with us via the DBpedia Forum or

What is Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program focused on bringing student developers into open source software development. Funds will be given to students (BSc, MSc, PhD.) to work for three months on a specific project or task with an open source organization during their break from university. For GSoC-Newbies, this short video and the information provided on their website will explain all there is to know about.

The workflow is as follows:


Become a DBpedia (co-)mentor at GSoC

By becoming a DBpedia GSoC (co-)mentor you get:

  • a free Google T-Shirt :)

  • an opportunity to visit the Google headquarters in San Francisco for the Google mentor summit

Additionally, you help DBpedia as an open source organization. We try to assign multiple mentors for each student to divide the workload. It will take some time during the application period (2 weeks) to help students write good applications about the ideas you have expertise in. In the end,  not all mentor candidate will be assigned a student. It depends firstly on the number of students Google grants us and secondly on the ideas students applied for. To those who finally become a (co-)mentor:

  • Your responsibility will be to guide and mentor the student during his/her project,
  • help him/her with problems,
  • answer his/her questions and
  • make sure they are on schedule.

Mentors will also be responsible to submit evaluation forms during and after the project. There are plenty of links and FAQs in the GSoC homepage.