March 21, 2012

GNOME to Participate in Google Summer of Code 2012

GNOME will be participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) once again this year. GSoC gives students from around the world the chance to work on free and open source software projects. Since its inception in 2005 more than 6000 students from 100+ countries have had a chance to learn from some of the best hackers in the world. The GNOME Project has enabled more than 160 students to take part in GSoC in the past, and this will be the 7th year in a row that the project has participated.

Google Summer of Code is a great opportunity for post-secondary students to contribute to free and open source software projects during their summer vacation, for which they receive financial support. This year’s GSoC will run between May 21 – August 24.

GNOME will once again be offering exciting and interesting projects to work on. You can see our list of suggested projects on the GNOME wiki. The deadline for applications is April 6. For more information see the GNOME Summer of Code page. You can also find information on the Google Summer of Code website.

Many thanks to Google for continuing to support free and open source software through this fantastic scheme.