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Welcome to the gsoc2015 wiki, which will be the central hub of information about the R Project participation in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) for 2015. Administrators are Toby Dylan Hocking, Brian Peterson, and Virgilio Gomez Rubio as a backup. Everyone who wants to participate in Google Summer of Code with R should join the low-traffic google group Please read the R-GSOC-FAQ and the Google FAQ before posting questions to the google group!

Overview of GSOC

In short, each student will get paid $5500 to work on an R package for 3 months during the summer:

  • Mentors can add projects to give ideas to students.
  • Students should look at the list of projects and see if any project interests them. If so, email the project mentors to express your interest, and describe any prior experience. Students with ideas for R projects not listed below are encouraged to post a query on the gsoc-r google group.
  • Students will submit project applications directly to Google Melange.
  • Google will award a certain number of student slots to the R project.
  • The GSOC-R administrators and mentors will rank projects in order of importance to the R project, and the top projects will be funded.
  • Students get paid $5500.
  • Mentors get code written for their project, but no money.

Status and Timeline

Note that this is an incomplete timeline of just the most relevant entries. For the complete timeline see

When Who What
9 Feb 2015 Admins Org applications begin.
20 Feb 2015 Admins Org applications end.
9 Mar 2015 Mentors Soft deadline for mentors to post project ideas.
16 Mar 2015 Students Can begin submitting applications to Google.
20 Mar 2015 Students Soft deadline for students to submit project tests to mentors.
27 Mar 2015 Students Hard deadline for students to submit applications to Google. Please use our template.
13 Apr 2015 Admins Deadline for requesting student project slots in melange.
24 Apr 2015 Admins 19:00 UTC IRC #gsoc deduplication meeting.
25 May 2015 Students Begin coding, first payment $500.
26 June 2015 Students/Mentors Mid-term evals begin. Students need to post a link to code in “Results” column of the projects table.
3 July 2015 Students/Mentors Mid-term evals end, second student payment $2250.
17 Aug 2015 Students Pencils down (soft deadline).
22 Aug 2015 Students Pencils down (hard deadline), final evals begin.
28 Aug 2015 Students/Mentors Final evals end, final student payment $2750.
25 Sept 2015 Students Soft deadline for student code submission.
6-7 Nov 2015 Admins/Mentors Mentor summit at Google.
22 Nov 2015 Admins Deadline for requesting $500 per student mentored (regardless of pass/fail).

Previous GSOC ideas and projects

2015 is the first GSOC for which will use GitHub to organize the R project participation in GSOC. Previously we used but now it is down.