As school in much of the world begins, Google Summer of Code 2016 winds down. The last three months have seen a whirlwind of activity on over 178 open source projects. University students from around the globe have been working with their mentors to contribute their technical skills to the common good.
Student participants submitted their completed work late last month, mentors evaluated the submissions, and the results have been announced.
We accepted 1,206 university students from 67 countries in April and we are excited to announce that 1,032 students (85.6%) successfully completed the program. To learn more about how that compares to previous years, check out our statistics from the last eleven years.
Google Summer of Code isn’t over though. In October we’ll be hosting our annual mentor summit in Sunnyvale, California where mentors and organization administrations will meet and exchange ideas.
Thank you to all of the students, mentors and organization administrators for your contributions to open source and for making the 12th year of Google Summer of Code such a great success!
By Josh Simmons, Open Source Programs Office