Google Announces the 10th Summer of Code
Every year, Google's Summer of Code event helps foster hundreds of interesting open source projects driven by students who are helped by mentoring organizations. The company is celebrating the 10th year of the program in 2014, and has announced that this year's Summer of Code is underway. In 2013 Google accepted almost 1,200 students and the company is hoping to accept 10 percent more this year.
Interested participants can check out the Student Manual for advice, and stay tuned to the Google Open Source blog for ongoing details.
Students can submit their proposals on Google’s web site, and the the deadline for submissions ends at noon on March 21. The way to get started is to review the idea pages of the 190 open source projects in this year’s program, and decide which projects seem interesting. There are a limited number of spots, and writing a great project proposal is essential to being selected to the program, according to event organizers.
Each year, the financial backing for Summer of Code gets bigger, and some of the projects created during the event give rise to enduring applications and platforms. It's good to see the 10th iteration taking place.