Google Summer of Code - Melange

Before Your Organization Applies

As an Organization Administrator, you are the overlord of your organization's projects. You are the first and final point of contact for your organization throughout the program. The Program Administrators depend on you to herd the cats (Mentors) in your organization to ensure that they meet their obligations to their Students, your Mentoring Organization and Google Summer of Code.

How do I create a profile in Melange?

The first step to participating as an Organization Administrator is to create a profile in Melange. Please remember that you need to have a Google account to create a profile with the program. If you don't have a Google account, you will need to sign up for one via Once you have a Google account, the first step to creating a profile is to press Login on the left hand navigation bar from the homepage. Once you have logged in with the Google account you wish to use, create your organization profile by clicking on the a profile link in the middle of the homepage.



  1. If you have a profile in Melange from one of the previous programs, the top part of the page indicates what user you are logged in as. If this is not correct and you want to use a different account, click on the logout link at the very top of the page to sign out and sign in with a different account. Please note, your username is set in stone site-wide and you cannot change it.
  2. Please review the Mentoring Organization/Mentor Participant Agreement and, if you agree to the terms therein, click the "I Agree to the Admin Agreement" check box. You will notice that this agreement incorporates our Program FAQs and Terms of Service by reference. Make sure you have reviewed these documents prior to agreeing.
  3. Information entered in the Contact InformationResidential Address and Other Information parts are visible only to Program Administrators.
  4. Submit the form to create an Organization Administrator profile. 


Click on the My Profile tab on your dashboard to view your information and you can edit any information (shipping address, phone number, etc.) throughout the program period by then clicking on the Edit Profile tab. 

Where do I change what notifications I get?

You can change your notification settings by checking or unchecking the appropriate boxes on the Notification Settings tab. You will see help text below each of the notifications describing more about how they function.


Once you have logged in and created a profile, click on your Home tab in the dashboard and Melange shows you a new section of the homepage (see bottom middle of the page) under "organizations apply" and click on Begin registration.