Monday, February 25, 2008

Sounds Like Summer

Google Summer of Code™ 2008 is (almost) on! Last year, we funded over 900 students' projects in more than 90 countries, producing millions of lines of code. We're very excited to be doing Google Summer of Code once more, and we're looking forward to helping the community find more new contributors and produce even more code for everyone's benefit.

We won't be accepting applications until March, so in the interim check out the FAQs for more information. You can find us hanging out in #gsoc on Freenode or on the program discussion list. We would love to hear from you, so please come and join us.

24 comments:

gnickname1 said...

Count me in!

The Reader said...

Horaaayy !! :)

David C said...

Good stuff lads :)) Hope I'll mention yet another great student this year!

David C said...

s/mention/mentor

OcELL said...

At last!

Thu said...

That's awesome! Looking forward to it.

I happen to be wearing my GSoC shirt today, too!

powerfox said...

Cool! Thanks to google for such project!
Hope to contribute some code to KDE.

javaboy said...

I missed last year. I'm really excited

resaurant l'africain said...

Awesome!!! I participated in last year edition. And it was really lots of fun. I'll spread the word. And great thanks to Google and especially to the guys on the Open Source Team.

Lords of Code said...

Yipeee... GSoc Is Back!!!
I am in.

Jay said...

i'm not the greatest coder, in fact i know very little of this domain of knowledge. but will get myself some material and get to studying hopefully learn something new. that is the point right.. and yeah great idea googlers.. i will look forward to this..hopefully be of some use.

Windsor said...

Looks awesome. I'm off to the IRC channel!

fervidfrogger said...

Too bad I can't do it this summer, that's what I get for being young for my class...

Funky We said...

I m in this time...

ben c. said...

Hi Leslie,

Thanks for the early announcement. Gives us time to get more students in! :)

Leslie Hawthorn said...

Glad to hear that all of you are so excited about Summer of Code.

@ ben c.: Announcing early was beneficial for us last year - both organizations and student had more time to learn about the program - so we're continuing the tradition this year.

zooplah said...

Yeah, I'm going to send my applications in too. Last year, I didn't hear about it until a few days before the application deadline, so all I had was a couple hasty applications. Now, I've been jotting down ideas for this year over the last few months, so I think I'll have a better game plan this time. I too want to work on KDE.

norman said...

What is the process join in?

ben c. said...

@norman visit code.google.com and read the FAQs :)

Brandon said...

I can not wait to submit for this year's projects. I'm hoping to really jump in to this as I missed it last year!

naresh said...

what is the next step after student registration...????

Leslie Hawthorn said...

@ naresh: Try looking here.

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