Each year we have heard inspiring stories from the participating mentors about their commitment to working with young students. We only select organizations that have participated in Google Summer of Code because they have gained experience in mentorship and know how to provide a support system for these new, young contributors.
Organization applications are now open and all interested open source organizations must apply before Monday, October 28, 2019 at 17:00 UTC.
In 2018, 27 organizations were accepted—9 of which were participating in GCI for the first time! Over the last 9 years, 11,232 students from 108 countries have completed more than 40,000 tasks for participating open source projects. Tasks fall into 5 categories:
- Code: writing or refactoring.
- Documentation/Training: creating/editing documents and helping others learn more.
- Outreach/Research: community management, outreach/marketing, or studying problems and recommending solutions.
- Quality Assurance: testing and ensuring code is of high quality.
- Design: graphic design or user interface design.
You can find a timeline, FAQ and other information about Google Code-in on our website. If you’re an educator interested in sharing Google Code-in with your students, please see the resources here.
By Radha Jhatakia, Google Open Source