This has been a big year for Google Summer of Code
, our program designed to introduce university students from around the world to open source development. In celebration of our 10th instance of the program
we made a lot of changes.
In April, we accepted more students than we ever have before: 1,307 university students from 72 countries. We raised the stipend for them: the successful participants were paid $5,500 over the course of the program. These students wrote code for the largest number of open source organizations weâ€™ve ever had participate: 190. And last but not least, we had 2491 mentors from 78 countries help them out. We are excited to announce that 89.7%* (1172) of the students passed their final evaluations. To see more about how that compares to previous years, check out our statistics
from the last nine years of the program.
And weâ€™re not done yet. This October weâ€™ll be hosting a 10-year reunion in San Jose, California. Weâ€™ll welcome our alumni (students, mentors, and organization administrators) from all years of the program to meet and exchange ideas.
Now that this yearâ€™s program has concluded, students are busy preparing their code samples for all eyes to see. Soon you will be able to go to the program site
where organizations will have links to the studentsâ€™ code repositories.
Thank you to all of the students, mentors and organization administrators that have helped to make this 10th year of the Google Summer of Code a great success!By Carol Smith, Open Source Programs
* This number could change slightly in the next few weeks