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This page coordinates the Google Summer of Code projects involving Python under the umbrella of the Python Software Foundation (PSF) in 2013.

The 2013 PSF GSoC coordinator is TerriOda (at gmail.com).

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 soc2013-general mailing list and take a look at the Project Ideas section below. These ideas are intended to give a general idea what each project is looking for, you're strongly encouraged to talk with developers from these projects to learn more about them and flesh out your proposal.

Application deadline is Friday, May 3 2013. We strongly encourage you to submit your application(s) much earlier than this so you can work with your prospective mentor(s) in refining your application.

All prospective students are required to have completed the following to pass final screening:

  • Demonstrate to your prospective mentor(s) that you are able to complete the project you've proposed
  • Blog for their GSoC project. Free blogs are available at http://www.blogger.com/

  • Contribute at least one patch to the project(s) you're applying to work with

The code contribution is intended to demonstrate your ability to work with the project's toolchain, your current programming skill in contrast with the goals stated in your application, and your ability to work with the project's developers.

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

Please read SummerOfCode/Application for help completing your application.

Please use SummerOfCode/ApplicationTemplate2013 as a template for creating your application.

For other dates and deadlines, see the GSoC official website (scroll down past the calendar to just get a list of dates)

If you are a student, and have questions:

  1. If it is about a specific project, please scroll down and direct your question to the appropriate mailing list or irc channel for that project.
  2. If it is about GSoC under the PSF more generally, or you can't find the project contact information, please email the soc2013-general@python.org mailing list.

Prospective Mentors

If you're considering mentoring a GSoC student, read SummerOfCode/Expectations to understand what is expected of GSoC project mentors.

If your team has not done so already, please contact TerriOda to participate in GSoC under the PSF umbrella.

If your team has already been accepted it should appear below. Ask your project's contact person how to get set up as an official mentor.

Project Ideas

Ideas for projects and links to Python-related teams' idea pages will appear here once mentors have gotten in touch with TerriOda. This list should now be close to complete. If you are unsure if your favourite Python project will be participating, ask them and encourage them to sign up!


Core Python

CPython and standard library

Website | Python-dev@python.org | #python-dev on Freenode | Ideas Page



a free open-source software program for solving small to very large mathematical models.

Website | Mailing list | Ideas Page

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brings together developers and researchers to develop a single core package for Astronomy in Python and foster interoperability between Python Astronomy packages

Website | Mailing list | Ideas Page


GNU Mailman

Mailing list package written in Python

Website | mailman-developers@python.org | #mailman on Freenode | Ideas Page



Crossplatform UI toolkit for Desktop and Mobile

Website | Mailing list | #kivy on Freenode | Ideas Page



MNE is a software package for processing magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalography (EEG) data.

Website | Mail List | Ideas Page



OpenHatch is a non-profit dedicated to matching prospective free software contributors with communities, tools, and education.

Website | Mail List | Ideas Page



PyDy, short for Python Dynamics, is a workflow that utlizes an array of scientific tools written in the Python programming language to study multibody dynamics.

Website | Mail List | Ideas Page



PyPy is a fast, compliant alternative implementation of the Python language (2.7.3).

Website | #pypy on IRC | Mail List | Ideas Page

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Pyramid Web Framework / Pylons Project

Pyramid is a small, fast, down-to-earth Python web application development framework. It is developed as part of the Pylons Project..

Website | #pyramid on on Freenode | Mail List | Ideas Page



scikit-image is a collection of algorithms for image processing.

Website | Mail List | Ideas Page



machine learning in Python

Website | Mail List | Ideas Page



SciPy (pronounced "Sigh Pie") is open-source software for mathematics, science, and engineering. The SciPy library depends on NumPy, which provides convenient and fast N-dimensional array manipulation.

Website | Mailing Lists | Ideas Page



SfePy is a software for solving systems of coupled partial differential equations (PDEs)

Website | mail list | Ideas Page



Python module for estimation of many different statistical models

Website | mail list | Ideas Page



The SunPy project is an effort to create an open-source software library for solar physics using the Python programming language.

Website | Mailing list | #sunpy on Freenode | Application guidelines | Ideas Page

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Tahoe-LAFS is a Free and Open cloud storage system.

Website | Mailing List | Ideas Page

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Event-driven networking engine

Website | #twisted on Freenode | Mailing List | Ideas Page

Friends of the PSF

SymPy been accepted as a separate mentoring organization, so you should apply to them directly if you'd like to work on one of their projects:



Python library for symbolic mathematics

Website | #sympy on Freenode | Mailing List | Application Template | Ideas Page

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