LibreHealth Accepted into Google Summer of Code 2022

We have been accepted into Google Summer of Code 2022 (GSoC)!!!

The timeline is as follows (we have no control over this aspect, Google sets the timeline, not us):

  • 2022-03-07T18:00:00Z: Google announces the list of accepted mentoring organizations.
  • 2022-04-04T18:00:00Z2022-04-19T18:00:00Z: Applicants register & submit applications to organizations no later than 2022-04-13T18:00:00Z, no exceptions are made.
  • 2022-05-20T18:00:00Z: Accepted projects announced; participants & mentors start planning their projects and milestones.
  • June 7: Participants begin work on their Google Summer of Code projects.
  • 2022-07-25T18:00:00Z2022-07-29T18:00:00Z: Phase 1 (Mid-term) evaluations provided to Google
  • 2022-09-05T18:00:00Z2022-09-12T18:00:00Z: Final evaluations provided by participants to Google
  • 2022-09-12T18:00:00Z2022-09-19T18:00:00Z: Final evaluations provided by mentors to Google
  • 2022-09-12T18:00:00Z2022-11-13T18:00:00Z: GSoC contributors with extended timelines continue coding
  • 2022-11-21T18:00:00Z: Final date for all GSoC contributors to submit their final work product
  • 2022-11-28T18:00:00Z: Final date for mentors to submit evaluations for GSoC contributor projects with extended deadlines

Note: LibreHealth sets a soft deadline of 48 hours prior to the above deadlines by Google. This is done in an effort to ensure that we meet all the timeline milestones.

Mentor timeline milestones

These are 48 hours (2 days) prior to the official deadlines):

  • 2022-05-12T18:00:00Z : Project selections due by mentors
  • 2022-07-29T18:00:00Z: Mentors’ mid-term evaluations due
  • 2022-09-19T18:00:00Z: Mentors’ final evaluations due

Next Steps for Mentors

  1. Get yourselves signed up as mentors ASAP on the GSoC website.
  2. Please review the GSoC Mentor’s Manual as it goes over everything you need to do and how to evaluate proposals.
  3. Refine your project descriptions and be ready to respond to student questions in a timely manner. There is a feedback loop that should happen. The best contributors will be refining their proposals over time.
  4. Be available on the chat to respond to student questions in a timely manner. No questions should go unanswered for 24 hrs – let’s aim for 24-36 hours. Also, be available to respond to questions here on the forums as well.
  5. During the program, ALL communication must be public. Failure to do so will not end well. We will be detailing how violations will be handled a bit later. This will, however, be strictly enforced but each case will be given consideration as to whether or not private communication was necessary.
  6. Double-check and make sure you’re in the @mentors groups here on the forums. If not, send a direct message to @mentors and let us know!

Next steps for prospective contributors

  1. Introduce yourself to us. Explain your background and what you like to do.
  2. Review the GSoC Student/Contributor Manual as it covers any questions you may have.
  3. Join our chatDesktop clients and mobile clients exist – use them…
  4. Please keep your discussion and questions within the threads we have set up for each project. If you are proposing another project, please make a new thread, otherwise, DO NOT create new threads.
  5. Expect to refine your proposal over time. We are looking to evaluate you based on the proposal. You have a limited amount of time to complete your project, so you need to have a reasonable timeline defined.
  6. Start your proposal early, don’t wait until the last minute, it rarely ends well.

Your GSoC Admin Team: myself(@r0bby), @judywawira, @sunbiz, and @downey


That is great. Hi, My name is Salisu Ali, I am a 5th year medical student at Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. I have 2 years working experience on opensource project in the area of Mainframe. I love doing some telehealth projects o my own, especially those involving IoT. I will really love to get to work on a project related to the field of medicine. I noticed your idea proposals are not finalized at the moment( sorry if I’m wrong). Please if possible, guide me to stay on the loop in order to try my luck securing an internship with LibreHealth. Your guidance will be highly appreciated. Thanks alot!