and soc is back!
also expecting some #Rstats entries (open source!)
Google Summer of Code 2011
Visit the Google Summer of Code 2011 site for more details about the program this year.
For a detailed timeline and further information about the program, review our Frequently Asked Questions.
About Google Summer of Code
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We have worked with several open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together over 4500 successful student participants and over 3000 mentors from over 100 countries worldwide, all for the love of code. Through Google Summer of Code, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios and the opportunity for employment in areas related to their academic pursuits. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers. Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.
To learn more about the program, peruse our 2011 Frequently Asked Questions page. You can also subscribe to the Google Open Source Blog or the Google Summer of Code Discussion Group to keep abreast of the latest announcements.
Participating in Google Summer of Code
For those of you who would like to participate in the program, there are many resources available for you to learn more. Check out the information pages from the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 instances of the program to get a better sense of which projects have participated as mentoring organizations in Google Summer of Code each year. If you are interested in a particular mentoring organization, just click on its name and you’ll find more information about the project, a summary of their students’ work and actual source code produced by student participants. You may also find the program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pages for each year to be useful. Finally, check out all the great content and advice on participation produced by the community, for the community, on our program wiki.
If you don’t find what you need in the documentation, you can always ask questions on our program discussion list or the program IRC channel, #gsoc on Freenode.
- Mentoring Organizations for Google Summer of Code Announced (google-opensource.blogspot.com)
- PSF Now Accepting Applications for Google Summer of Code Projects (pyfound.blogspot.com)
- R again in Google Summer of Code (r-bloggers.com)
- Mentoring organization applications now being accepted for Google Summer of Code! (googlecode.blogspot.com)
- The DOs and DON’Ts of Google Summer of Code: Student Edition (google-opensource.blogspot.com)
- “GF classifieds: Google Summer of Code 2011 edition” and related posts (geekfeminism.org)
- Google Summer of Code Announced at LCA (google-opensource.blogspot.com)