Thank you mentors and organization administrators!
Each year we pore over heaps of data to extract some interesting statistics about the GSoC mentors. Here’s a quick synopsis of our 2018 crew:
- Registered mentors: 2,819
- Mentors with assigned student projects: 1,996
- Mentors who have participated in GSoC for 10 or more years: 46
- Mentors who have been a part of GSoC for 5 years or more: 272
- Mentors that are former GSoC students: 627
- Mentors that have also been involved in the Google Code-in program: 474
- Percentage of new mentors: 36.5%
If you want to see the stats for all 75 countries check out this list.
Another fun fact about our 2018 mentors: they range in age from 15-80 years old!
- Average mentor age: 34
- Median mentor age: 33
- Mentors under 18 years old: 26*
Thank you to all of our mentors, organization administrators, and all of the “unofficial” mentors that help in the various open source organization’s communities. Google Summer of Code is a community effort and we appreciate each and every one of you.
Cheers to yet another great year!
By Stephanie Taylor, Google Open Source
* Most of these 26 young GSoC mentors started their journey in Google Code-in, our contest for 13-17 year olds that introduces young students to open source software development.