Google Summer of Code 2012 Seeks Smaller Organizations
Google Summer of Code 2012 Seeks Smaller Organizations
Written by Sue Gee   
Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Mentoring organization applications are now being accepted for this year's Google Summer of Code and Google is looking for newer, smaller open source organizations to get involved

Since 2005, over 6,000 students from 90 countries have completed the Google Summer of Code program with the support of over 350 mentoring organizations.




Now in its eighth year, the program pairs university students from around the world with mentors at open source projects. Students gain exposure to real-world software development while earning a stipend (paid by Google) for their work and an opportunity to explore areas related to their academic pursuits, thus “flipping bits, not burgers” during their school break. In return, mentoring organizations, in areas including academic research, language translations, content management systems, games, and operating systems. have the opportunity to identify and attract new developers to their projects as these students often continue their work with the organizations after the program concludes.

Google is again asking mentoring organizations to widen the net. Last year 49 smaller organizations joined and this year Google is hoping for more. The deadline for applying to be a mentoring organization is Friday, March 9th.  The list of accepted organizations will be posted on the Google Summer of Code site on Friday, March 16th. Students will then have 10 days to reach out to the accepted organizations to discuss their project ideas student applications ooen on March 26th.




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