“A number of you have emailed us with one question on your minds: Will there be a Summer of Code this year? The answer, as you might have guessed, is yes! The SoC is our program to introduce students to the world of Open Source software development. Last year of the 8744 applicants, 419 students were accepted into the program and more than 80% of them succeeded, which means they received the full stipend of $4500. As of today, we’re taking in applications from mentoring organizations, so watch that list of mentoring organizations grow!”
Google Summer of Code 2006
2006-04-15 Google 12 Comments
I wanted to participate last summer but couldn’t (personal reasons)
This summer I hope to join a good project! I think Google’s summer of code is a GREAT idea to give kids something to do in the summer lol.
Hooray for Google. The SoC is an excellent initiative. I’ve been following some of the projects in one of the linux magazines. It’s great stuff.
Oh, and I’ll be keeping my eyes on one project in particular: pyasynchio
“This Python library is created to support asynchronous I/O (Input/Output) operations. Unlike most platform-independent asynch I/O libraries, pyasynchio is simple”
What the SoC did last year:
KDE, Gnome, Apache, Perl, Python, Blender, etc… Thanks to google, all of these projects were extended and improved. Even better, some of the SoC developers continue to work on the project they started to this day.
Thankyou google for advancing the development of quality
open source software and feeding starving college students for a summer
Man this project turns my crank! Makes me want to quit my summer co-op job to see if I can get in