Google Open Source is proud to announce the 14th year of Google Summer of Code (GSoC)! Yes, GSoC is officially well into its teenage years – hopefully without that painful awkward stage – and we are excited to introduce more new student developers to the world of open source software development.
Over the last 13 years GSoC has provided over 13,000 university students from around the world with an opportunity to hone their skills by contributing to open source projects during their summer break. Participants gain invaluable experience working directly with mentors on open source projects, and earn a stipend upon successful completion of their project.
We’re excited to keep the tradition going! Applications for interested open source organizations open on January 4, 2018 and student applications open in March*.
Are you an open source project interesting in learning more? Visit the program site to learn about what it means to be a mentor organization and how to submit a good application. We welcome all types of organizations – both large and small – and each year about 20% of the organizations we accept are completely new to GSoC.
Students, it’s never too early to start thinking about your proposal. You can check out the organizations that participated in Google Summer of Code 2017 as well as the projects students worked on. We also encourage you to explore other resources like the student and mentor guides and frequently asked questions.
You can always learn more on the program website. Please stay tuned for more details!
By Mary Radomile, Google Open Source
* Exact dates will be announced later this year.
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