PostgreSQL GSoC 2020

Posted on 2020-03-11 by PostgreSQL Global Development Group

The PostgreSQL Project is excited to announce that we have been accepted to participate in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program for the 13th time.

The GSoC program focuses on introducing students to Open Source software development by awarding stipends to university students who complete a free and open-source software project during their break from university. Students will propose a project and work with mentors from the PostgreSQL Community to complete that project over the course of three months, from May until August.

In order for PostgreSQL’s GSoC 2020 program to be successful, we need both students and mentors. If you are interested in being a mentor, please contact (Stephen Frost,

Students should be sure to review the requirements at the GSoC website:

After reviewing the guidelines and requirements, students should reach out through one of the community channels, which include IRC, Slack, and the mailing lists, information about which is available here:

Note that there is a dedicated gsoc2020-students channel on Slack, while on IRC the general #postgresql channel can be used. Regarding modifications to PostgreSQL core, the pgsql-hackers mailing list is best, and for sub-projects, please use their appropriate list.

Students may also reach out directly to mentors of projects they are interested in. Note that a student may propose any project they wish that meets the GSoC guidelines - so don’t feel limited to choosing one from the list if you have a great idea for how to improve PostgreSQL or other Open Source Software projects in the PostgreSQL ecosystem.

The full GSoC 2020 timeline is available here:

We invite students and mentors to join and work together on enhancing the PostgreSQL ecosystem.

For more information about working with the PostgreSQL project as part of GSoC, please visit our GSoC website: