First, we’d like to highlight the universities with the most student participants. Congratulations are due to the International Institute of Information Technology - Hyderabad for claiming the top spot for the third consecutive year!
|Country||School||2016 Accepted Students||2015 Accepted Students||12 Year Total|
|India||International Institute of Information Technology - Hyderabad||50||62||252|
|Sri Lanka||University of Moratuwa||29||44||320|
|Romania||University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest||24||14||155|
|India||Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Goa Campus||22||15||110|
|India||Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani Campus||22||18||116|
|India||Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay||18||13||75|
|India||Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur||15||8||92|
|India||Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee||15||8||57|
|India||Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology||15||7||27|
|India||Amrita Institute Of Technology & Science, Amritapuri||13||5||33|
|India||Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati||13||5||38|
|Cameroon||University of Buea||12||10||26|
|India||Delhi Technological University||12||9||60|
|India||Indian Institute of Technology BHU Varanasi||12||12||37|
Next, we are proud to announce that 2016 marks the largest number of female GSoC participants to date — 12% of accepted students are female, up 2.2% from 2015. This is good progress, but we are certain we can do better in the future to diversify our program. The Google Open Source team will continue our outreach to many organizations, for example, Grace Hopper and Black Girls Code, to increase this number even more 2017. If you have any suggestions of organizations we should work with, please let us know in the comments.
Finally, each year we like to look at the majors of students. As expected, the most common area of study for our participants is Computer Science (approximately 78%), but this year we have a wide variety of studies including Linguistics, Law, Music Technology and Psychology. The majority of our students this year are undergraduates (67%), followed by Masters (23%) and then PhD students (9%).
Although reviewing GSoC statistics each year is great fun, we want to stress that being “first place” is not the point of the program. Our goal is to get more and more students involved in creating free and open source software. We hope Google Summer of Code encourages contributions to projects that have the potential to make a difference worldwide. Congratulations to the students from all over the globe and keep up the good work!
By Mary Radomile, Open Source Programs Office