This is Open Summer of code 2018

Open Summer of Code is a 4-week summer programme in July. The goal: provide Belgian based students the training, network and support necessary to transform open innovation projects into powerful real-world services.

Check out previous editions of Summer of code below:


We offer Belgian students the chance to learn and work in a professional work environment, so that they can grow as a young professional. These are the profiles we need:

Are you a Belgian college or university student with development, design, business or communication skills? Then we are looking for you! Our applications are now opened so click the button below and fill out the form carefully.

Apply for oSoc18!

Last Year's Projects


Craft with history using Snipstory!


Help people with dementia better connect with their family and caregivers.


Mobile website for the Brussels cycling route network.

Rideaway OSM

Open bike data validation and integration in OpenStreetMap and other third party services.


Quality of experience analytics tool for public transport.

Smart Flanders

Prototyping an analytical tool for the real-time and historic parking availability in Flemish cities.

ESCO Badge Builder

With the ESCO Badge builder, you can endorse skills in an easy, reliable & standardized way!


Self-powering, standalone IoT installation that feeds biodiversity data to the Ghent open data portal.


Open source Social Media Aggregator for DataScouts.


Calculate any running route to fit your preferences!

Want To Partner Up?

Have an API which is screaming for an application? Have an app idea that needs a proof of concept? Do you want to support students developing ideas in an open setting?
Let us know and we can grab a coffee. You can also find our partner proposal in PDF format.

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Map of Belgium




Can I participate in oSoc18?

Yes, if you meet the following requirements. First of all, you’re a Belgian student eligible to work under a student contract for 16 full days (128 hours). Second, you study or have experience in front- or back-end developing, design (UX, graphic), communication or business modelling. Thirdly, you should be able to express yourself in English. Do you meet these requirements? Congratulations, you could be an oSoc18-student!

When will oSoc18 take place, and how long does it last?

It starts the 2nd of July and end the 27th of July. This year, oSoc18 lasts four weeks. You have to participate in all four weeks, 4 days per week. But you’re free on Fridays and in the weekend, hurray!

What will I be doing during oSoc18?

All students will work in teams on different open innovation projects provided by partnering organisations, companies and governments. The goal is to complete these projects by the end of the programme and turn them into real-world products and services. In the end, your team will present the finished product to the partnering organisation and the world.

Where will oSoc18 take place, and how do I get there?

We're currently sorting out the locations for #oSoc18.
We compensate all your public transports costs. However, you are free to come by car or book yourself a fancy hotel, but we don't reimburse those things.

Why should I participate in oSoc18?

This programme has a lot of advantages. First of all, you can improve your skills under the supervision of some talented coaches. Secondly, since you’ll be making an actual product, it looks great on your resume and you’ll expand your network. Thirdly, you’ll surely make some new friends too.
Sounds awesome, no? And we didn’t even get to the best part yet: oSoc18 is completely free. Even better, you are getting paid! This programme could replace your summer job. Enhancing your skills, making new friends and cashing in some money too? Sounds like a good plan, right?

How do I apply for oSoc18? When will I know whether I can participate?

You can apply now by clicking here. In May we go over all the applications and match the right students with the right projects. After that, we’ll let you know whether you’re in or not.