Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Results Are In!

Summer of Code has wrapped up for 2007, and we're very pleased to announce that 81% of our student participants successfully completed their projects. This year, the program brought together over 900 students and nearly 1500 mentors in 90 countries to create code for over 130 open source projects, and we're particularly excited that our success rates have remained consistent as the program has expanded.

We'll be bringing you more news on the results of the program, as well as stories from our mentors and students in the coming weeks. We'll also be sharing some of the results of the final program evaluations with you.

Congratulations to all of our mentors and students for another amazing Summer of Code! If you have a story you'd like to share with the community now, please post a comment and let us all know.

9 comments:

Holger Lubitz said...

I'd love some stats on the progress evaluations, both in total (how many students checked 100%, 75%, 50% etc., how many mentors did) and relative to the other sides perception (how many mentors agreed with their students there, how many thought they did more, how many think they did less)

Thanks again to you guys for running this program the third time. I applied in the previous two years as well, but only got accepted this year. It has been quite some experience for me, and while I was not primarily in it for the money, it should be just what was needed to finish my diploma thesis without spending time on any additional jobs.

Leslie Hawthorn said...

@ holger lubitz: First of all, thanks for your kind words. We're pleased that participating in Summer of Code has been a beneficial experience for you.

We'll look at exploring the stats you mentioned here in a future post.

Victor said...

Is there a list of finished/unfinished projects ? What the people involved actually tried to do, what is finished and what is not ?

Modesty is good and it'll be truly strange if multy-billion-dollar corporation trumpeted about modest accomplishments of SOC students but the fact that it's almost impossible to find the information about what exactly Google helped to accomplish is somewhat frustrating...

Leslie Hawthorn said...

@ victor: All finished projects can be found by visiting the individual organization pages at http://code.google.com/soc/

If you're looking for more granular information, many organizations publish summaries of their participation each year. We'll also be publishing more data on per organization basis on this blog over the next few weeks. We might not be able to feature all 130+ organizations, but we will cover several of them.

Giant Political Mouse said...

I would just like to say thank you to Google for this program. Your contributions to the open source effort are appreciated by many people world-wide.

thanks

Leslie Hawthorn said...

@ giant political mouse: Thank *you* for your kind words.

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A wondering I said...

I am sure that the Fedora Project would post the summary on the list, here's a roundup of the a particular project within Fedora : http://sankarshan.randomink.org/blog/2007/08/25/the-gsoc-roundup-of-opyum/

Leslie Hawthorn said...

@ a wondering i: Thanks for sharing more about Fedora's participation!