Source: Google Summer of Code 2018 statistics part 1 from Open Source
Since 2005, Google Summer of Code (GSoC) has been bringing new developers into the open source community every year. This year we accepted 1,264 students from 62 countries into the 2018 GSoC program to work with a record 206 open source organizations this summer.
Students are currently participating in the Community Bonding phase of the program where they become familiar with the open source projects they will be working with. They also spend time learning the codebase and the community’s best practices so they can start their 12 week coding projects on May 14th.
Each year we like to share program statistics about the GSoC program and the accepted students and mentors involved in the program. Here are a few stats:
This year there are four students that are the first to be accepted into GSoC from their home countries of Kosovo (three students) and Senegal. A complete list of accepted students and their countries is below:
|Czech Republic||4||Mexico||4||Trinidad and Tobago||1|
There were a record number of students submitting proposals for the program this year — 5,199 students from 101 countries.
In our next GSoC statistics post we will delve deeper into the schools, gender breakdown, mentors, and registration numbers for the 2018 program.
By Stephanie Taylor, Google Open Source