GSoC 2016 mentors reside all over the world and represent 66 countries.
Want to see the data? Here’s the breakdown of the countries our mentors come from.
We have many mentors who participate in GSoC year after year. In 2016, we have six mentors who have participated since the program’s inception in 2005! GSoC “lifer” Bart Massey, who participated as a mentor for Portland State University and X.Org had this to say about his time with GSoC:
“I'm not sure which is more astonishing, that I am 12 years older with GSoC or that GSoC is 12 years old with me. Some of the most fantastic, interesting, brilliant and hardworking folks on the planet have gotten together every year for 12 years to change the world: Google folks and open source leadership and skilled, special students. It's been great to get to be part of it all, both as Portland State University and during my time with X.Org...I hope I get to keep working with and hanging out with these people I love every year forever.”
Awww, we love you too Bart!
There are also plenty of newbies to the program each year and 2016 is no exception. We’d like to welcome 528 (33%) new mentors to the GSoC family.
Some fun facts:
- Average age: 32
- Youngest: 14
- Oldest: 78
- Most common mentor first name: David
A huge thanks to each and every Google Summer of Code mentor. We salute you.
By Mary Radomile, Open Source Programs