Google Summer of Code, our program to introduce students to open source software development is coming back. In the past three years, we've seen more than 1500 students 'graduate' from this program, working with 2000+ mentors across 90 countries to produce millions of lines of code. We're pleased to have funded more than $10M in open source development through Summer of Code, and we've increased our funding for it this year by another $1M.

Last year alone, more than 800 students successfully completed their projects. Each received $4500 as a stipend and an awesome T-shirt. We're looking forward to welcoming even more student participants and open source projects into the Google Summer of Code community this year.

We're accepting applications from open source projects who'd like to act as mentoring organizations through March 13th, and will begin taking student applications on March 24th. If you're interested in learning more, just subscribe to the program discussion list. We hope to see you there!