Saturday, 13 April 2013 is in Google Summer of Code 2013!

As recently announced on Google+, has been accepted to Google Summer of Code 2013.

We have an exciting list of project ideas for QEMU, libvirt, and the KVM kernel module. Students should choose a project idea and contact the mentor to discuss the requirements. The easiest way to get in touch is via the #qemu-gsoc IRC channel on

Student applications formally open on April 22 but it's best to get in touch with the mentor now. See the timeline for details.

I've shared my advice on applying to Summer of Code on this blog. Check it out if you're looking for a guide to a successful application from someone who has been both a student and a mentor.


  1. Hi Stefan,

    I am not a student and I am employed. I would like to contribute to QEMU. Could I do that via GSoC ?

    1. You must be a student to participate in GSoC:

      I suggest contributing outside GSoc:
      1. Join #qemu IRC on, learn from the questions being asked, then start helping people.
      2. Join the mailing list:
      3. Keep an eye out for bugs and send patches to fix them.

  2. Hi Stefan,

    Thanks for your input, will follow it up that way, you suggested