It's that time of year again: 1,206 students have been accepted for our 2016 Google Summer of Code! Congratulations all around. We want to thank everyone who applied — it was another competitive year with 178 mentoring organizations receiving 7,543 proposals from 5,107 students.
Now we enter the community bonding period when students get acquainted with their mentors and familiarize themselves with their new community before they begin coding in May. In this period, students will do things like hang out in IRC channels and read documentation, become familiar with the code base and set their deadlines and milestones with their mentors.
If you want to review important dates or learn more about the 178 organizations that the accepted students will be working with over the summer, please visit the program website.
Here's to another exciting and productive summer of contributing to open source.
By Josh Simmons, Open Source Programs Office