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You are a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) contributor and want to work on a DBpedia project during summer?

DBpedia is now looking for contributors who want to work with us during the summer. Check our project ideas in the DBpedia Forum or send us your own idea, no matter how detailed it is. We will help you to draft a suitable project proposal.

Want to find out more? Please, read on.

Pre-Application Phase

Go and read our project ideas in the DBpedia Forum. See if one of them appeals to you. If you have questions regarding the ideas, please read the FAQs first and in case your problem isn't solved, comment directly on the idea.

In this pre-application stage, we kindly ask you to refrain from sending us e-mails or spamming other DBpedia channels with GSoC questions. In this phase, communication between you and us is preferred to happen solely through the Forum. Exception: In case you want to apply with your own project idea, please send an email with a project draft to Please make sure the draft adheres to the structure of our project ideas. A detailed structure can be found on the bottom of this page.


Thank you for your consideration.

Application Phase - Please continue reading, If you are a candidate contributor

For the official start of the contributor application phase, please check the overall GSoC timeline. If you are certain about a project and like to participate in this year's GSoC, there are already a few things you can do. Please carefully read all of the instructions below and start getting in touch with us.


Please note: You have to officially apply through GSoC's website. Please make sure to get in touch with our mentors (preferably via GitHub) before finalizing your proposal in order to increase the quality of your idea.


In addition to the GSoC rules and for transparency reasons:

Some hints before you apply for DBpedia projects

Contributor Application Template

Please try to structure your application according to the following template. Feel free to use these questions as guiding questions for building your project proposal. While you are working on it, feel free to discuss your ideas with the DBpedia GSoC team in the DBpedia Forum or on our mailing list or the GSoC website.

You MUST submit your application on the GSoC website for your application to be eligible.

Application title: To ease the application evaluation, use the following template to name your proposal in the GSoC website

{Project-Name-From-Ideas-Page} - {Your-Name}

e.g. "Knowledge base embeddings for DBpedia - Sergey Brin"

Contact information


Technical skills

Open Source

Background & education


Summer plans

Coding Period:

GSoC Experience

And finally...

We are looking forward to your application!


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