Thursday, April 12, 2007

Acceptances for Google Summer of Code

Accepted students for Google Summer of Code 2007 have been announced! You can check out the full list of accepted students by visiting the individual organization pages.

Above and beyond that, we've got some more great news for the community. We'd originally planned to accept roughly 600 applicants, around the same number we had for the program in 2006. However, we heard almost universally from our participating open source organizations that the applications they'd received were of particularly high quality. Rather than turn these brilliant students away, we increased the number of students we accepted to over 900.

For those students who were not accepted into the program, we offer you our sincerest regrets. We had many more applications - nearly 6,200 in fact - than we had space for in the program. We'd still like to encourage you to work on your projects outside of GSoC, and we're sure you'll be able to find willing and able mentors to help you get started.

Needless to say, we're stoked about the program this year and have some very cool stuff in store. Stay tuned here for more news on the forthcoming Google Summer of Code blog planet.

We're also planning a program podcast this year, more details to follow. In the interim, you can check out the interview with Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman, two of the engineers behind the project hosting service on Google Code and mentors for the Subversion project, on Feather Cast.

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