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Google Summer of Code 2021 will bring some changes

Google Open Source is pleased to announce the 2021 cycle of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program, which will be our 17th consecutive year bringing students into open source communities. Over the past 16 years Google Summer of Code has brought over 16,000 student developers from 111 countries into 715 open source organizations big and small.

Some exciting changes are coming to the 2021 GSoC as we make adjustments to add more flexibility into the program for students and mentors alike.
  • With the pandemic straining folks’ time we are changing the size of the projects and time commitment students are expected to spend on their projects. Starting in 2021, students will be focused on a 175-hour project over a 10-week coding period.
  • As students are learning in many different educational formats in 2020, we are opening up the 2021 program to students 18 years and older who are:
    1. Enrolled in post-secondary academic programs (including college, university, masters program, PhD program and/or undergraduate program, or licensed coding school, etc.) as of May 17, 2021; or,
    2. Have graduated from a post-secondary academic program between December 1, 2020 and May 17, 2021.

We’re excited that GSoC will be able to continue to thrive as we welcome more students from around the world into open source in 2021! Applications for interested open source project organizations open on January 29th, and student applications open March 29, 2021.

Does your open source project want to learn more about how to apply to be a mentoring organization? This is a mentorship program so having mentors excited about teaching students how to be a part of your community and ready to guide students is key.

Visit the program site and read the mentor guide to learn more about what it means to be a mentor organization, how to prepare your community (hint: have plenty of enthusiastic mentors!), create appropriate project ideas, and tips for preparing your application. We welcome all types of organizations—large and small—and are very eager to involve first time projects. For 2021, we hope to welcome more organizations than ever before and are looking to accept at least 40 into their first GSoC.

Are you a student interested in learning how to prepare for the 2021 GSoC program? It’s never too early to start thinking about your proposal or about what type of open source organization you may want to work with. Read through the student guide for important tips on preparing your proposal and what to consider if you wish to apply for the program in late-March. You can also get inspired by checking out the 198 organizations that participated in Google Summer of Code 2020, as well as the projects that students worked on.

We encourage you to explore other resources and you can learn more on the program website.

Please spread the word to your friends as we hope these changes will help more excited folks apply to be students and mentoring organizations in GSoC 2021!

By Stephanie Taylor, Program Manager—Google Open Source

Google Summer of Code 2021 will bring some changes

Google Open Source is pleased to announce the 2021 cycle of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program, which will be our 17th consecutive year bringing students into open source communities. Over the past 16 years Google Summer of Code has brought over 16,000 student developers from 111 countries into 715 open source organizations big and small.

Some exciting changes are coming to the 2021 GSoC as we make adjustments to add more flexibility into the program for students and mentors alike.
  • With the pandemic straining folks’ time we are changing the size of the projects and time commitment students are expected to spend on their projects. Starting in 2021, students will be focused on a 175-hour project over a 10-week coding period.
  • As students are learning in many different educational formats in 2020, we are opening up the 2021 program to students 18 years and older who are:
    1. Enrolled in post-secondary academic programs (including college, university, masters program, PhD program and/or undergraduate program, or licensed coding school, etc.) as of May 17, 2021; or,
    2. Have graduated from a post-secondary academic program between December 1, 2020 and May 17, 2021.

We’re excited that GSoC will be able to continue to thrive as we welcome more students from around the world into open source in 2021! Applications for interested open source project organizations open on January 29th, and student applications open March 29, 2021.

Does your open source project want to learn more about how to apply to be a mentoring organization? This is a mentorship program so having mentors excited about teaching students how to be a part of your community and ready to guide students is key.

Visit the program site and read the mentor guide to learn more about what it means to be a mentor organization, how to prepare your community (hint: have plenty of enthusiastic mentors!), create appropriate project ideas, and tips for preparing your application. We welcome all types of organizations—large and small—and are very eager to involve first time projects. For 2021, we hope to welcome more organizations than ever before and are looking to accept at least 40 into their first GSoC.

Are you a student interested in learning how to prepare for the 2021 GSoC program? It’s never too early to start thinking about your proposal or about what type of open source organization you may want to work with. Read through the student guide for important tips on preparing your proposal and what to consider if you wish to apply for the program in late-March. You can also get inspired by checking out the 198 organizations that participated in Google Summer of Code 2020, as well as the projects that students worked on.

We encourage you to explore other resources and you can learn more on the program website.

Please spread the word to your friends as we hope these changes will help more excited folks apply to be students and mentoring organizations in GSoC 2021!

By Stephanie Taylor, Program Manager—Google Open Source

Google Summer of Code 2021 will bring some changes

Google Open Source is pleased to announce the 2021 cycle of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program, which will be our 17th consecutive year bringing students into open source communities. Over the past 16 years Google Summer of Code has brought over 16,000 student developers from 111 countries into 715 open source organizations big and small.

Some exciting changes are coming to the 2021 GSoC as we make adjustments to add more flexibility into the program for students and mentors alike.
  • With the pandemic straining folks’ time we are changing the size of the projects and time commitment students are expected to spend on their projects. Starting in 2021, students will be focused on a 175-hour project over a 10-week coding period.
  • As students are learning in many different educational formats in 2020, we are opening up the 2021 program to students 18 years and older who are:
    1. Enrolled in post-secondary academic programs (including college, university, masters program, PhD program and/or undergraduate program, or licensed coding school, etc.) as of May 17, 2021; or,
    2. Have graduated from a post-secondary academic program between December 1, 2020 and May 17, 2021.

We’re excited that GSoC will be able to continue to thrive as we welcome more students from around the world into open source in 2021! Applications for interested open source project organizations open on January 29th, and student applications open March 29, 2021.

Does your open source project want to learn more about how to apply to be a mentoring organization? This is a mentorship program so having mentors excited about teaching students how to be a part of your community and ready to guide students is key.

Visit the program site and read the mentor guide to learn more about what it means to be a mentor organization, how to prepare your community (hint: have plenty of enthusiastic mentors!), create appropriate project ideas, and tips for preparing your application. We welcome all types of organizations—large and small—and are very eager to involve first time projects. For 2021, we hope to welcome more organizations than ever before and are looking to accept at least 40 into their first GSoC.

Are you a student interested in learning how to prepare for the 2021 GSoC program? It’s never too early to start thinking about your proposal or about what type of open source organization you may want to work with. Read through the student guide for important tips on preparing your proposal and what to consider if you wish to apply for the program in late-March. You can also get inspired by checking out the 198 organizations that participated in Google Summer of Code 2020, as well as the projects that students worked on.

We encourage you to explore other resources and you can learn more on the program website.

Please spread the word to your friends as we hope these changes will help more excited folks apply to be students and mentoring organizations in GSoC 2021!

By Stephanie Taylor, Program Manager—Google Open Source

Google Summer of Code 2020: Learning Together


In its 16th year of the program, we are pleased to announce that 1,106 students from 65 countries have successfully completed Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2020! These student projects are the result of three months of collaboration between students, 198 open source organizations, and over 2,000 mentors from 67 countries.

During the course of the program what we learned was most important to the students was the ability to learn, mentorship, and community building. From the student evaluations at the completion of the program, we collected additional statistics from students about the GSoC program, where we found some common themes. The word cloud below shows what mattered the most to our students, and the larger the word in the cloud, the more frequently it was used to describe mentors and open source.

Valuable insights collected from the students:
  • 94% of students think that GSoC helped their programming
  • 96% of students would recommend their GSoC mentors
  • 94% of students will continue working with their GSoC organization
  • 97% of students will continue working on open source
  • 27% of students said GSoC has already helped them get a job or internship
The GSoC program has been an invaluable learning journey for students. In tackling real world, real time implementations, they've grown their skills and confidence by leaps and bounds. With the support and guidance from mentors, they’ve also discovered that the value of their work isn’t just for the project at hand, but for the community at large. As newfound contributors, they leave the GSoC program enriched and eager to continue their open source journey.

Throughout its 16 years, GSoC continues to ignite students to carry on their work and dedication to open source, even after their time with the program has ended. In the years to come, we look forward to many of this year’s students paying it forward by mentoring new contributors to their communities or even starting their own open source project. Such lasting impact cannot be achieved without the inspiring work of mentors and organization administrators. Thank you all and congratulations on such a memorable year!

By Romina Vicente, Project Coordinator for the Google Open Source Programs Office

Google Summer of Code 2020 Statistics: Part 2

With the program nearing the end of the summer, it’s time for another round of updates!

Universities

The 1,198 students accepted into the GSoC 2020 program came from 550 universities, of which, 114 have students participating for the first time in GSoC.

Schools with the most accepted students for GSoC 2020:
University# of Accepted Students
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee48
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur27
International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad24
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal23
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani)13
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur13
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi11
University of Moratuwa11
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur10
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus10
University of Tokyo10
University Of Colombo School Of Computing (UCSC)10

Mentors

Each year we pore over gobs of data to extract some interesting statistics about the GSoC mentors. Here’s a quick synopsis of our 2020 crew:
  • Registered mentors: 3,592
  • Mentors with assigned student projects: 2,156
  • Mentors who have participated in GSoC for 10 or more years: 78
  • Mentors who have been a part of GSoC for 5 years or more: 199
  • Mentors that are former GSoC students: 533 (24.7%)
  • Mentors that have also been involved in the Google Code-in program: 405 (18.8%)
  • Percentage of new mentors: 34.18%
GSoC 2020 had an international representation with mentors from 67 countries around the world!

The global pandemic, COVID-19, brought additional challenges to this year’s GSoC program. Whether living with the virus, adjusting to shifting school and work schedules, or pivoting to a remote lifestyle, students and mentors have had to prioritize their safety and delicately balance their new way of life. Despite these unprecedented times, our students continue to push on and our mentors fully support our students by sharing their passion for open source, listening to their concerns and providing them with valuable advice. For that commitment, we would like to acknowledge and give thanks to all students and mentors in the GSoC 2020 program. Not even a pandemic can dampen your enthusiasm and tireless contributions to the open source community!

By Stephanie Taylor – Program Manager, Google Open Source Programs Office

Google Summer of Code 2020 Statistics: Part 1

Since 2005, Google Summer of Code (GSoC) has been bringing new developers into the open source community every year. This year, we accepted 1,199 from 66 countries into the 2020 GSoC program to work with 199 open source organizations over the summer. Students began coding June 1st and will spend the next 12 weeks working closely under the guidance from mentors from their open source communities.

Each year we like to share program statistics about the GSoC program and the accepted students and mentors involved in the program. 6,626 students from 121 countries submitted 8,903 applications for this year’s program.

Accepted Students

  • 86.6% are participating in their first GSoC
  • 71.7% are first time applicants to GSoC

Degrees

  • 77.4% are undergraduates, 16.8% are masters students, and 5.8% are in PhD programs
  • 72.5% are Computer Science majors, 3.6% are Mathematics majors, 23.9% are other majors including many from engineering fields like Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, etc.
  • Students are studying in a variety of fields including Atmospheric Science, Finance, Neuroscience, Economics, Biophysics, Linguistics, Geology, Pharmacy and Real estate.

Proposals

There were a record number of students submitting proposals for the program this year:
  • 6,626 students (18.2% increase from last year)
  • 121 countries
  • 8,902 proposals submitted

Registrations

We had a record breaking 51,244 students from 178 countries(!) register for the program this year—that’s a 65% increase in registrations from last year’s record numbers!

In our next GSoC statistics post, we will do a deeper dive into the schools and mentors for the 2020 program.

By Stephanie Taylor, Google Open Source

A milestone to celebrate: 10 years of GCI!

 
This year we celebrated the best of program milestones—10 years of bringing together 13-17 year old students from around the world into open source software development with our Google Code-in (GCI) contest. The contest wrapped up in January with our largest numbers ever; 3,566 students from 76 countries completed an impressive 20,840 tasks during the 7-week contest!

Students spent their time working online with mentors from 29 open source organizations that provided help to answer questions and guide students throughout the contest. The students wrote code, edited and created documentation, designed UI elements and logos, and conducted research. Additionally, they developed videos to teach others about open source software and found (and fixed!) hundreds of bugs.

Overview

  • 2,605 students completed three or more tasks (earning a Google Code-in 2019 t-shirt)
  • 18.5% of students were girls
  • 79.8% of students were first time participants in GCI (same percentage as in 2018- weird!)
  • We saw very large increases in the number of students from Japan, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan.

Student Age


Participating Schools

School NameNumber of Student ParticipantsCountry
Dunman High School138Singapore
Liceul Teoretic ''Aurel Vlaicu''47Romania
Indus E.M High School46India
Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School34India
Ananda College29Sri Lanka

Students from 1,900 schools (yes, exactly 1,900!) competed in this year’s contest; plus, 273 students were homeschooled. Many students learn about GCI from their friends or teachers and continue to spread the word to their classmates. This year the top five schools that had the most students with completed tasks were:

Countries

The chart below displays the top 10 countries with students who completed at least 1 task.

We are thrilled that Google Code-in was so popular this year!

Thank you again to the people who make this program possible: the 895 mentors—from 59 countries—that guided students through the program and welcomed them into their open source communities.

By Stephanie Taylor, Google Open Source

Google Summer of Code 2020 now open for student applications!

If you’re a university student and want to sharpen your software development skills while doing good for the open source community, check out Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2020! This will be our 16th year of GSoC!

We are now accepting student applications for our program that introduces university students from around the world to open source software communities, as well as our enthusiastic and generous community of mentors. For three months students code from the comfort of their homes (the program is entirely online!) and receive stipends based on the successful completion of their project milestones.

Past participants say the real-world experience that GSoC provides honed their technical skills, boosted their confidence, expanded their professional network, and enhanced their resume, all while making them better developers.

Interested students can submit proposals on the program site between now and Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 18:00 UTC.

While many students began preparing in February when we announced the 200 participating open source organizations, it’s not too late for you to start! The first step is to browse the list of organizations and look for project ideas that appeal to you. Next, reach out to the organization to introduce yourself and determine if your skills and interests are a good fit. Since spots are limited, we recommend writing a strong proposal and submitting a draft early so you can communicate with the organization and get their feedback to increase your odds of being selected.

You can learn more about how to prepare by watching the video below and checking out the Student Guide and Advice for Students.



You can find more information on our website, including a full timeline of important dates. We also highly recommend reviewing the FAQ and Program Rules.

Remember to submit your proposals early as you only have until Tuesday, March 31 at 18:00 UTC. Good luck to all who apply!

By Stephanie Taylor, Google Open Source

Google Summer of Code 2020 mentoring orgs announced!

We are delighted to announce the open source projects and organizations that have been accepted for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2020, the 16th year of the program!

After careful review, we have chosen 200 open source projects to be mentor organizations this year, 30 of which are new to the program. Please see the program website for a complete list of the accepted organizations.

Are you a student interested in participating in GSoC this year? We will begin accepting student applications on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 18:00 UTC and the deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 18:00 UTC.


The most successful applications come from students who start preparing now. Here are some proactive tips for a successful before the application period begins:
You can find more information on our website which includes a full timeline of important dates. We also highly recommend perusing the FAQ and Program Rules and watching some of our other videos with more details about GSoC for students and mentors.

A hearty congratulations—and thank you—to all of our mentor organizations! We look forward to working with all of you during Google Summer of Code 2020.

By Stephanie Taylor, Google Open Source

Announcing our Google Code-in 2019 Winners!

Google Code-in (GCI) 2019 was epic in every regard. Not only did we celebrate 10 years of the Google Code-in program, but we also broke all of our previous records for the program. It was a very, very busy seven weeks for everyone—we had 3,566 students from 76 countries complete 20,840 tasks with a record 29 open source organizations!

We want to congratulate all of the students who took part in this year’s 10th anniversary of Google Code-in. Great job!

Today we are excited to announce the Grand Prize Winners, Runners Up, and Finalists with each organization.

The 58 Grand Prize Winners completed an impressive 2,158 tasks while also helping other students.

Each of the Grand Prize Winners will be awarded a four-day trip to Google’s campus in northern California to meet with Google engineers, one of the mentors they worked with during the contest, and enjoy some fun in California with the other winners. We look forward to seeing these winners in a few months!

Grand Prize Winners

The Grand Prize Winners hail from 21 countries, listed by full name alphabetically below:
Name
Organization
Country
Aayushman Choudhary
JBoss Community
India
Abdur-Raheem Idowu
Haiku
Norway
Abhinav Kaushlya
The Julia Programming Language
India
Aditya Vardhan Singh
The ns-3 Network Simulator project
India
Anany Sachan
OpenWISP
India
Andrea Gonzales
Sugar Labs
Malaysia
Anmol Jhamb
Fedora Project
India
Aria Vikram
Open Roberta
India
Artur Grochal
Drupal
Poland
Bartłomiej Pacia
Systers, An AnitaB.org Community
Poland
Ben Houghton
Wikimedia
United Kingdom
Benjamin Amos
The Terasology Foundation
United Kingdom
Chamindu Amarasinghe
SCoRe Lab
Sri Lanka
Danny Lin
CCExtractor Development
United States
Diogo Fernandes
Apertium
Luxembourg
Divyansh Agarwal
AOSSIE
India
Duc Minh Nguyen
Metabrainz Foundation
Vietnam
Dylan Iskandar
Liquid Galaxy
United States
Emilie Ma
Liquid Galaxy
Canada
Himanshu Sekhar Nayak
BRL-CAD
India
Jayaike Ndu
CloudCV
Nigeria
Jeffrey Liu
BRL-CAD
United States
Joseph Semrai
SCoRe Lab
United States
Josh Heng
Circuitverse.org
United Kingdom
Kartik Agarwala
The ns-3 Network Simulator project
India
Kartik Singhal
AOSSIE
India
Kaustubh Maske Patil
CloudCV
India
Kim Fung
The Julia Programming Language
United Kingdom
Kumudtiha Karunarathna
FOSSASIA
Sri Lanka
M.Anantha Vijay
Circuitverse.org
India
Maathavan Nithiyananthan
Apertium
Sri Lanka
Manuel Alcaraz Zambrano
Wikimedia
Spain
Naman Modani
Copyleft Games
India
Navya Garg
OSGeo
India
Neel Gopaul
Drupal
Mauritius
Nils André
CCExtractor Development
United Kingdom
Paraxor
Fedora Project
United Arab Emirates
Paweł Sadowski
OpenWISP
Poland
Pola Łabędzka
Systers, An AnitaB.org Community
Poland
Pranav Karthik
FOSSASIA
Canada
Pranay Joshi
OSGeo
India
Prathamesh Mutkure
OpenMRS
India
Pratish Rai
R Project for Statistical Computing
India
Pun Waiwitlikhit
The Mifos Initiative
Thailand
Rachit Gupta
The Mifos Initiative
India
Rafał Bernacki
Haiku
Poland
Ray Ma
OpenMRS
New Zealand
Rick Wierenga
TensorFlow
Netherlands
Sayam Sawai
JBoss Community
India
Sidaarth “Sid” Sabhnani
Copyleft Games
United States
Srevin Saju
Sugar Labs
Bahrain
Susan He
Open Roberta
Australia
Swapneel Singh
The Terasology Foundation
India
Sylvia Li
Metabrainz Foundation
New Zealand
Umang Majumder
R Project for Statistical Computing
India
Uzay Girit
Public Lab
France
Vladimir Mikulic
Public Lab
Bosnia and Herzegovina
William Zhang
TensorFlow
United States

Runners Up

And a big kudos to our 58 Runners Up from 20 countries. They will receive a GCI backpack, jacket and a GCI tshirt. The Runners Up are listed alphabetically by First name below:
Name
Organization

Name
Organization
Adev Saputra
Drupal

Kunal Bhatia
Score Lab
Adrian Serapio
R Project for Statistical Computing

Laxya Pahuja
The Mifos Initiative
Alberto Navalón Lillo
Apertium

Łukasz Zbrzeski
Score Lab
Alvii_07
Liquid Galaxy

Madhav Mehndiratta
Fedora Project
Amar Fadil
OpenWISP

Marcus Chong
Sugar Labs
Ananya Gangavarapu
TensorFlow

Mateusz Samkiewicz
JBoss Community
Andrey Shcherbakov
Wikimedia

Maya Farber Brodsky
CCExtractor Development
Antara Bhattacharya
Metabrainz Foundation

Michał Piechowiak
Fedora Project
Anthony Zhou
Public Lab

Moodhunt
Metabrainz Foundation
Bartosz Dokurno
Circuitverse.org

Muhammad Wasif
FOSSASIA
Ching Lam Choi
The Julia Programming Language

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Haiku
Chirag Bhansali
AOSSIE

Nathan Taylor
Sugar Labs
Chiranjiv Singh Malhi
BRL-CAD

Nishanth Thumma
Open Roberta
Daksha Aeer
Systers, An AnitaB.org Community

Panagiotis Vasilopoulos
Haiku
Devansh Khetan
OpenMRS

Rachin Kalakheti
TensorFlow
Dhanus SL
OSGeo

Regan Iwadha
JBoss Community
Dhhyey Desai
AOSSIE

Ribhav Sharma
OpenMRS
Eric Xue
Copyleft Games

Richard Botez
Open Roberta
Eryk Mikołajek
BRL-CAD

Rishabh Verma
The Mifos Initiative
Hannah Guo
The Terasology Foundation

Rishank Kanaparti
Copyleft Games
Harsh Khandeparkar
Public Lab

Rishi R
R Project for Statistical Computing
Hirochika Matsumoto
CloudCV

Sai Putravu
The ns-3 Network Simulator project
Ilya Maier
Systers, An AnitaB.org Community

Samuel Sloniker
Apertium
Irvan Ayush Chengadu
Drupal

Shivam Rai
OSGeo
Jakub Niklas
The Terasology Foundation

Siddharth Sinha
FOSSASIA
Jun Rong Lam
Circuitverse.org

Soumitra Shewale
The Julia Programming Language
Karol Ołtarzewski
OpenWISP

Stanisław Howard
The ns-3 Network Simulator project
Kripa Kini
Liquid Galaxy

Suryansh Pathak
CloudCV
Krzysztof Krysiński
CCExtractor Development

Taavi Väänänen
Wikimedia

Finalists

And a hearty congratulations to our 58 Finalists from 20 countries. The finalists will win a special GCI jacket and a GCI tshirt. They are listed alphabetically by first name below:
Name
Organization

Name
Organization
Abinav Chari
CloudCV

Musab Kılıç
CCExtractor Development
Andre Christoga Pramaditya
CloudCV

Nail Anıl Örcün
The Terasology Foundation
Anish Agnihotri
OSGeo

Natalie Shapiro
Circuitverse.org
Aryan Gulati
FOSSASIA

Nate Clark
The Terasology Foundation
Ayush Sharma
Fedora Project

Nicholas Gregory
Wikimedia
Ayush Sharma
SCoRe Lab

Nikita Ermishin
OpenWISP
Daniel Oluojomu
JBoss Community

Nishith P
FOSSASIA
Dhruv Baronia
TensorFlow

Oliver Fogelin
R Project for Statistical Computing
Diana Hernandez
Systers, An AnitaB.org Community

Oussama Hassini
The Mifos Initiative
Gambali Seshasai Chaitanya
Apertium

Param Nayar
Copyleft Games
Hao Liu
R Project for Statistical Computing

Peter Terpstra
The ns-3 Network Simulator project
Hardik Jhalani
Systers, An AnitaB.org Community

Piyush Sharma
The Mifos Initiative
Hrishikesh Patil
OpenMRS

Robert Chen
Public Lab
Jackson Lewis
The ns-3 Network Simulator project

Rohan Cherivirala
Open Roberta
Jan Rosa
Wikimedia

Ruixuan Tu
Haiku
Janiru Hettiarachchi
Liquid Galaxy

Saptashwa Mandal
Drupal
Janiru Wijekoon
Metabrainz Foundation

Sashreek Magan
Sugar Labs
Joshua Yang
Apertium

Sauhard Jain
AOSSIE
Kevin Liu
Open Roberta
Sharman Maheshwari
SCoRe Lab
Krishna Rama Rao
AOSSIE

Sumagna Das
BRL-CAD
Li Chen
Fedora Project

Tanvir Singh
OSGeo
Madhav Shekhar Sharma
The Julia Programming Language

Techno-Disaster
CCExtractor Development
Mbah Javis
TensorFlow

Thusal Ranawaka
BRL-CAD
Merul Dhiman
Liquid Galaxy

Vivek Mishra
Copyleft Games
Michelle (Wai Man) Lo
OpenMRS

Yu Fai Wong
JBoss Community
Mihir Bhave
OpenWISP

Yuqi Qiu
Metabrainz Foundation
Mohit S A
Circuitverse.org

Zakhar Vozmilov
Public Lab
Mokshit Jain
Drupal

Zakiyah Hasanah
Sugar Labs
Mudit Somani
The Julia Programming Language

Zoltán Szatmáry
Haiku

Our 794 mentors, the heart and soul of GCI, are the reason the contest thrives. Mentors volunteer their time to help these bright students become open source contributors. They spend hundreds of hours during their holiday breaks answering questions, reviewing submitted tasks, and welcoming the students to their communities. GCI would not be possible without their dedication, patience and tireless efforts.

We will post more numbers from GCI 2019 here on the Google Open Source Blog over the next few weeks, so please stay tuned.

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winners, Runners Up, Finalists, and all of the students who spent the last couple of months learning about, and contributing to, open source. We hope they will continue their journey in open source!

By Stephanie Taylor, Google Open Source