Blender has been accepted for Google Summer of Code 2022. It’s the 17th time Blender participates in it, since its start in 2005.
The program is a bit different in comparison to previous years. Key points:
- GSoC is not limited to university students anymore. All newcomers of open source that are 18 years and older can apply.
- Two project sizes are possible. Medium sized projects (~175 hours) and large projects (~350 hours) are available this year.
- It’s possible to spread the project out over a longer period, rather than the previously mandatory 12-weeks schedule.
Check out the Expanding Google Summer of Code in 2022 post for further details on this.
You can find all relevant information on the Blender GSoC wiki page.
If you want to work on a project (you can pick one from the ideas list or suggest your own project), it’s highly encouraged to get in contact with Blender developers early to discuss it. Follow the links on the Modules overview page for contact information and more.
If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask them in here. I am happy to help people with onboarding and to get started. There is also a weekly open video chat, which you can join with your questions.