Google Developer Student Club Leads are passionate leaders at their universities who are dedicated to helping their peers learn and connect. These Leads may be pursuing various undergraduate or graduate university degrees, but have good foundational knowledge of software development concepts.
Google collaborates with Leads and supports them as they start and grow their on-campus communities.
Start a club
Have a minimum of one year left until graduation
Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university
Can commit to program for one year
Passionate about creating impact in community
Strong technical understanding of computer programming and/or software engineering
Have experience with event planning or leading a team
Have some connection to the local developer community
Host an event ideally once a month, and at least every 3 months
How to become a lead
When you join our programs, you’re joining a community. And like any growing community, a few ground rules about expected behavior are good for everyone. These guidelines cover both online (e.g. mailing lists, social channels) and offline (e.g. in-person meetups) behavior.
Violations of this code of conduct can result in members being removed from the program. Use your best judgement, and if you’d like more clarity or have questions feel free to reach out.
Be nice. We're all part of the same community, so be friendly, welcoming, and generally a nice person. Be someone that other people want to be around.
Be respectful and constructive. Remember to be respectful and constructive with your communication to fellow members. Don't get into flamewars, make personal attacks, vent, or rant unconstructively. Everyone should take responsibility for the community and take the initiative to diffuse tension and stop a negative thread as early as possible.
Be collaborative. Work together! We can learn a lot from each other. Share knowledge, and help each other out.
Participate. Join in on discussions, show up for in-person meetings regularly, offer feedback, and help implement that feedback.
Step down considerately. If you have some form of responsibility in your community, be aware of your own constraints. If you know that a new job or personal situation will limit your time, find someone who can take over for you and transfer the relevant information (contacts, passwords, etc.) for a smooth transition.
Use basic etiquette for online discussions. Don’t send messages to a big list that only need to go to one person. Keep off topic conversations to a minimum. Don’t be spammy by advertising or promoting personal projects which are off topic.
The Google Event Community Guidelines and Anti- Harassment Policy must be followed. This Anti-Harassment Policy template is available for organizers to enstate in their community.
It’s NOT ok to use GDSC for profit. Organizers should only charge attendees for ticket entry and/or get sponsorships to cover costs of event operations (e.g. food and drinks, venue, setup, speakers) if needed.
It’s ok to partner with other groups and companies. Collaborating with other groups and companies is a great way to arrange additional speakers, venues, and sponsorship.
It’s ok to talk about non-Google technologies in your community. We want to promote learning across technologies without bashing any company including Google or others.
The GDSC logo and name is granted for use by organizers so long as they are in good standing with Google Developers and follow the GDSC brand guidelines.
GDSC chapters must remain active and run at least 1 event every 90 days. Failure to host events and log activity to the GDSC program may result in removal from the GDSC program.
GDSC chapter organizers are expected to be willing and available to communicate with their Google Regional Lead in a timely fashion when requested.