2013 Google Summer of Code Global Program: Apply!

Deadline: May 3, 2013

Applications are now open for the 2013 Google Summer of Code, a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. If you are a students and love coding, this is an opportunity for you to compete with other programmers and a have fun-filled summer full of coding with a stipend of $5500 USD from google.

About the Program

Google works with many open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together nearly 6,000 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.


Google will provide a total stipend of 5500 USD per accepted student developer, of which 5000 USD goes to the student and 500 USD goes to the mentoring organization.

How it Works

  1. Propose a project for approval by the mentoring open source organisation
  2. Code the summer away
  3. Achieve ultimate glory

To learn more about the program, read their 2013 FAQ page.

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