Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Google Now Accepting Applications For Summer Of Code 2009

Google has begun accepting applications for their fifth Summer of Code. The company is inviting students to apply for the program through April 3, 2009 at 12:00 pm PST. If you're interested in learning more, check out Google's Frequently Asked Questions.

About Google Summer of Code
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. The GSoC has worked with several open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together nearly 2500 students and 2500 mentors & co-mentors from nearly 100 countries worldwide.

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. Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.

This year student participants have more than 150 open source software and technology–related projects to choose from when submitting their applications, from operating systems to content management systems. Successful students will receive a stipend of 4500 USD for their participation in the program.

For more details visit the Google Open Source Blog, the GSoC 2009 Site or read more at the Official Google Blog.

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