Application Deadline: March 27 2015
If you’re a university student looking to earn real-world experience this summer, consider writing code for a cool open source project with the Google Summer of Code program.
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers post-secondary student developers ages 18 and older stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We have worked with open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund projects over a three month period.
Through Google Summer of Code, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios and the opportunity for employment in areas related to their academic pursuits. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers. Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.
- In order to participate in the program, you must be a student. Google defines a student as an individual enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs.
Google will provide a total stipend of 6000 USD per accepted student developer, of which 5500 USD goes to the student and 500 USD goes to the mentoring organization.
- Accepted students in good standing with their mentoring organization will receive a 500 USD stipend shortly after coding begins on 25 May, 2015.
- Students who receive passing mid-term evaluations will receive a 2250 USD stipend shortly after the mid-term evaluation deadline, 3 July, 2015.
- Students who receive passing final evaluations and who have submitted their final program evaluations will receive a 2750 USD stipend shortly after the final evaluation deadline, 28 August, 2015.
- Mentoring organizations must request their payments of 500 USD per student mentored by 22 November, 2015. Once payments are requested and a PO received, all invoicing must be completed by 31 December 2015.
How to Apply:
- Open source projects who’d like to participate in Google Summer of Code in 2015 should choose at least two organization administrators to represent them.
- Organization administrators will submit the mentoring organization’s proposal for participation online.
- Google will notify the organization administrators of acceptance, and an account for the accepted organizations will be created on the Google Summer of Code 2015 site.
- Students submit project proposals online to work with particular mentoring organizations.
- Mentoring organizations rank student proposals and perform any other due diligence on their potential students; student proposals are matched with a mentor.
- Google allocates a particular number of student slots to each organization.
- Mentoring organizations make their final decision on which students to accept into the program.
- Students are notified of acceptance.
- Students begin learning more about their mentoring organization and its community before coding work starts.
- Students begin coding work at the official start of the program, provided they’ve interacted well with their community up until the program start date.
- Mentors and students provide mid-term progress evaluations.
- Mentors provide a final evaluation of student progress at close of program; students submit a final review of their mentor and the program.
- Students upload completed code to Google Summer of Code site.
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