Deadline: February 20, 2015
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together over 8,500 successful student participants from 101 countries and over 8,300 mentors from over 109 countries worldwide to produce over 50 million lines 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.
Majority of the previous participants were enrolled in university or college Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs. But, Google Summer of Coders come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and degree programs (Bachelors/Masters/PhDs), from computational biology to mining engineering. This global program runs completely online
- Open to students [any individual enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs]
- Applicants must have transcripts or other documentation from your accredited institution as proof of enrollment or admission status.
- Applicants must also be eligible to work in the country in which you’ll reside throughout the duration of the program, e.g. if you are in the United States on an F-1 visa, you are welcome to apply to Google Summer of Code as long as you have U.S. work authorization.
- Google employees, interns, contractors, or family members thereof; or residents and/or nationals of Crimea, Iran, Syria, Cuba, Sudan, and North Korea, with whom we are prohibited by U.S. law from engaging in commerce, are ineligible to participate.
- Please also note that any residents of Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Peru, Russia, and Ukraine that participate in the program will not receive a t-shirt or any promotional items for their participation.
Google will provide a total stipend of 6000 USD per accepted student developer, of which 5500 USD goes to the student and 500 USD goes to the mentoring organization.
- Accepted students in good standing with their mentoring organization will receive a 500 USD stipend shortly after coding begins on 25 May, 2015.
- Students who receive passing mid-term evaluations will receive a 2250 USD stipend shortly after the mid-term evaluation deadline, 3 July, 2015.
- Students who receive passing final evaluations and who have submitted their final program evaluations will receive a 2750 USD stipend shortly after the final evaluation deadline, 28 August, 2015.
- Mentoring organizations must request their payments of 500 USD per student mentored by 22 November, 2015. Once payments are requested and a PO received, all invoicing must be completed by 31 December 2015.
How it Works
- Propose a project for approval by the mentoring open source organisation
- Code the summer away
- Achieve ultimate glory