Deadline: March 27, 2018
Are you a university student? Want to use your software development skills for good? Spend your summer break writing code and learning about open source development while earning a stipend! Apply to join the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Program 2018. The GSoC is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school.
As a part of Google Summer of Code, student participants are paired with a mentor from the participating organizations, gaining exposure to real-world software development and techniques. Students have the opportunity to spend the break between their school semesters earning a stipend while working in areas related to their interests.
In turn, the participating organizations are able to identify and bring in new developers who implement new features and hopefully continue to contribute to open source even after the program is over. Most importantly, more code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.
Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together 13,000+ student participants and 12,000 mentors from over 125 countries worldwide. Google Summer of Code has produced 33,000,000+ lines of code for 608 open source organizations.
- Students must be at least 18 years old at time of registration;
- Must be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs as of the GSoC Student Acceptance Date (April 23, 2018);
- Must be eligible to work in their country of residence during duration of program;
- Must be a resident of a country not currently embargoed by the United States.
For more information, visit Google Summer of Code Program.