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Google Summer of Code 2022: Call for contributors with SAT

11 Mar 2022
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Google Summer of Code ( is Google's mentorship program for bringing new contributors into open source communities. It's happening again for the 18th year in 2022! Over 18,000 developers from 112 countries have participated.

The Society of Arts and Technology [SAT] has been selected as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program as a result of its first ever application in 2022! 

SAT is one of the 32 new organizations accepted this year (

Open-source software created at the SAT

The Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] is a non-profit organization recognized internationally for the development and creative use of immersive technologies, virtual reality and high-speed networks. Founded in 1996, its triple mission as a center for the arts, training and research, is to enable and host immersive multisensorial experiences.

Open-source tools created at the SAT include, grouped by theme:

  • Immersive rendering: Mirador (Facilitate the deployment of temporary immersive spaces)
  • Interaction: LivePose (Tool for capturing human poses and movements in real time using computer vision)
  • Projection mapping: Splash (Real time projection mapping engine), Calimiro (Tool for the calibration of immersive environment by structured light)
  • Telepresence: Satellite hub (Immersive 3D social web environment), Scenic (Interacting with Switcher through a graphical user interface), Switcher (Tool for creating collaborative experiences over the Internet)
  • Audio spatialization: Audiodice (Populate the physical space with sound sources), SATIE (Audio spatialization engine for dense live audio scenes), vaRays (Real time calculation of impulse responses for a virtual environment)
  • Data sharing: shmdata (Zero-copy transmission between software on the same computer)

How to participate as contributors to GSoC 2022 with the SAT?

We encourage participation from students from communities under-represented in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) fields. We aim at increasing the participation of groups traditionally underrepresented in software development (including but not limited to: women, LGBTQ+, underrepresented minorities, and people with disabilities).

Let's have a walk through the GSoC 2022 timeline adapted for the SAT, please check this page regularly for updates (current version: 2022-03-11) !

March 7 - April 3

  • Potential GSoC contributors discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations

To discuss application ideas with the SAT, please:

We will then discuss together with you contributors so that we can agree on project ideas and lead you to submit your proposal as part of next step.

Meet in our Matrix channel our GSoC team, including organization managers, project managers and mentors: Alexandra Marin, Christian Frisson, Edu Meneses, Emmanuel Durand, Farzaneh Askari, Nicolas Bouillot, Thomas Piquet, Valentin Laurent.

April 4 - 18:00 UTC

  • GSoC contributor application period begins

To submit proposals to apply as student contributors with the SAT, please:

We will then work together with you contributors so that you can submit your proposal by applying on as required by the GSoC program.

April 19 - 18:00 UTC

  • GSoC contributor application deadline

May 12 - 18:00 UTC

  • GSoC contributor slot requests due from Org Admins

May 20 - 18:00 UTC

  • Accepted GSoC contributor projects announced

May 20 - June 12

  • Community Bonding Period | GSoC contributors get to know mentors, read documentation, get up to speed to begin working on their projects

June 13

  • Coding officially begins!

July 25 - 18:00 UTC

  • Mentors and GSoC contributors can begin submitting Phase 1 evaluations

July 29 - 18:00 UTC

  • Phase 1 Evaluation deadline (standard coding period)

July 25 - September 4

  • Work Period | GSoC contributors work on their project with guidance from Mentors

September 5 - September 12 - 18:00 UTC

  • Final week: GSoC contributors submit their final work product and their final mentor evaluation (standard coding period)

September 12 - September 19 - 18:00 UTC

  • Mentors submit final GSoC contributor evaluations (standard coding period)

September 20

  • Initial results of Google Summer of Code 2022 announced

September 12 - November 13

  • GSoC contributors with extended timelines (~350 hour) continue coding

November 21 - 18:00 UTC

  • Final date for all GSoC contributors to submit their final work product

November 28 - 18:00 UTC

  • Final date for mentors to submit evaluations for GSoC contributor projects with extended deadlines (~350 hour)

GSoC 2022 with the SAT: