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This page coordinates the Google Summer of Code projects involving Python and mentored by the Python Software Foundation (PSF) in 2009.

The 2009 PSF SoC coordinator is ArcRiley <>. Contact him if you have any questions.

Prospective Students

If you are a student interested in working on core Python development or on a project that helps the Python community, we'd love to have you apply to the Python Software Foundation for this year's Google Summer of Code.

You should join the soc2009-general mailing list and take a look at the Project Ideas section below. If any interest you, feel free to contact the proposer for details. You can also discuss your own project ideas with the people mentioned or talk about them on the soc2009-general mailing list. Some of us also hang out on #gsoc-python on freenode.

Students should read SummerOfCode/Expectations to understand what is expected of them.

Project Ideas

These are project ideas proposed by mentors grouped roughly on the type of work it entails. Use the provided links for each for more information and contact the mentors interested in it.


Useful skills, experience, and tools


Core Python


Cython has a list of potential projects

Python, C



Porting Crunchy to Python 3.0

Python, Python3, WSGI

André Roberge


Accelerated soy.fields physics in PySoy

Python, C, liboil, ODE



Extracting matplotlib's mathematical expression renderer a standalone project


John Hunter & Michael Droettboom

Adding an html5/canvas backend to matplotlib

Python, HTML5

John Hunter & Michael Droettboom

Mentor Instructions

Please be careful with the above table, at the cost of a little syntax headache this is much more presentable to potential students. While you may just link to your own ideas page you're more likely to attract students by offering your projects directly in this index.

Core Python: working with Python's standard library and included modules Education: projects that promote Python in education Development: tools used for development including compilers and IDEs Games: projects working with game engines MathSci: tools used in math and science



Project ideas enhancing Python's math and science projects:

Previous years

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