Google Summer of Code 2013

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The Couchbase Open Source Project is not yet selected as a participating organization for GSoC 2013, however we hope for the best and are getting ready.

Students please subscribe to the Google Groups Mailing List, if you are not already subscribed for.

This wiki page serves as the Couchbase Server GSoC portal. Please feel free to contact for any clarifications/more info.


If you are a student looking for challenges and would like to contribute to the worlds' leading open source NoSQL document database, this is your opportunity. Couchbase is at the forefront of the biggest advance in database technology in over forty years. If you want to contribute to the Couchbase Open Source project, please feel free to contact and refer to the material and start contacting mentors.

Working in Couchbase gives you a chance to:

  • Collaborate with real engineers and other professional experts in the database area.
  • Contribute to cutting-edge database technology while learning and earning student value.
  • Learn tools and processes that are just like what you are going to use if you work in technology after graduation.
  • Attract attention that possibly can get you a paid internship or job after graduation.
  • Create life time connections.

Student's application

Please use the following application template to apply for the program.


If you have any further questions about the Couchbase Open Source Project for Google Summer of Code 2013, please contact the administrators directly (please consider CCing where ever possible).

  1. [[User:Jin]] - Administrator


We prefer that you use any of the following channels to get in touch with us :

Google Groups Mailing List (GSOC related) :
IRC : Channel - #couchbase on Freenode

Timeline (Student version)

Reference :

  • April 8: 19:00 UTC List of accepted mentoring organizations published on the Google Summer of Code 2013 site.
  • April 9 - 21: Would-be student participants discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations.
  • April 22: 19:00 UTC Student application period opens.
  • May 3: 19:00 UTC Student application deadline.
    Interim Period: Mentoring organizations review and rank student proposals; where necessary, mentoring organizations may request further proposal detail from the student applicant.
  • May 6: Mentoring organizations should have requested slots via their profile in Melange by this point.
  • May 8: Slot allocations published to mentoring organizations
    Interim Period:
    Slot allocation trades happen amongst organizations. Mentoring organizations review and rank student proposals; where necessary, mentoring organizations may request further proposal detail from the student applicant.
  • May 27: 19:00 UTC Accepted student proposals announced on the Google Summer of Code 2013 site.
    Community Bonding Period:
    Students get to know mentors, read documentation, get up to speed to begin working on their projects.
  • June 17: Students begin coding for their Google Summer of Code projects;
    Google begins issuing initial student payments provided tax forms are on file and students are in good standing with their communities.
  • July 29: 19:00 UTC Mentors and students can begin submitting mid-term evaluations.
  • August 2: 19:00 UTC Mid-term evaluations deadline;
  • Work Period: Mentors give students a helping hand and guidance on their projects.
  • September 16: Suggested 'pencils down' date. Take a week to scrub code, write tests, improve documentation, etc.
  • September 23: 19:00 UTC Firm 'pencils down' date. Mentors, students and organization administrators can begin submitting final evaluations to Google.
  • September 27: 19:00 UTC Final evaluation deadline
    Google begins issuing student and mentoring organization payments provided forms and evaluations are on file.
  • September 27: Students can begin submitting required code samples to Google
  • October 1: Final results of Google Summer of Code 2013 announced
  • October 19 & 20: Mentor Summit at Google

Ideas Page

We encourage students to provide creative yet useful ideas towards the Couchbase Open Source project as well. We have come up with a list of sample projects that you can contribute to. Additionally, you can also suggest your own idea.

Status: Open for Ideas
Link to ideas page: <Link>


  1. Couchbase Open Source Project -
  2. Couchbase Documentation -
  3. Channel On your IRC client, visit #couchbase on
  4. E-mail:
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