Published on March 14, 2009
Google Summer of Code™ quot;Flip bits not burgersquot; http://code.google.com/soc/ Saturday, March 14, 2009
What is GSoC? The idea behind the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is to motivate students to participate in Open Source development. This program tries to accomplish this in that Google is offering students stipends to work on Open Source projects during the summer. Saturday, March 14, 2009
Organizations Only some of the orgs that participated in 2008: Adium, Apache, Audacity, Blender, Boost C++, Coppermine, Creative Commons, Debian, Django, Dragonﬂy BSD, Drupal, Eclipse, EFF, Etherboot, Fedora, FreeBSD, Freenet, Gallery, gcc, Geeklog, Gentoo, GIMP, git, Gnome, Google, Haskell, Inkscape, Internet Archive, Jikes RVM, Joomla, KDE, Linden Lab, Linux, LLVM, Mercurial, MoinMoin, Mono, Mozilla, MySQL, NetBSD, Nmap, OLPC, OpenMoko, OpenStreetMap, openSUSE, Perl, PHP, Pidgin, Plone, PostgreSQL, Python, Rockbox, Samba, Subversion, Tcl/Tk, TeX, Tux4Kids, VideoLAN, Vim, Wikimedia, Wine, WordPress, X.Org, Zope Saturday, March 14, 2009
Role of the Organizations • provide list of project ideas • usually accept student ideas, too • provide mentors for the students Saturday, March 14, 2009
Payment • Google provides $5000 per project • $500 for the organization • $4500 for the student • ... and a t-shirt Saturday, March 14, 2009
Beneﬁts for Students • get some real-life experience in software development • ... and Open Source development • software created will actually be used • have quot;Googlequot; in your CV Saturday, March 14, 2009
Beneﬁts for Organizations • get new functionality and improvements implemented • get new members for the community Saturday, March 14, 2009
Beneﬁts for Google? • not a recruiting program! • but reserve right to make an offer to outstanding students • give back to the Open Source community Saturday, March 14, 2009
Participation Organizations Students 1500 1125 1125 1000 900 750 630 400 375 175 150 130 100 40 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Saturday, March 14, 2009
Success Rate 2008 successful not successful 17% 83% Saturday, March 14, 2009
Timeline • March 9-13: Open Source organizations can apply to participate • March 18: List of accepted organizations will be published Saturday, March 14, 2009
Timeline (2) • March 23 - April 3: Students apply with the organizations • Organizations talk to Google about the number of students they get • April 20: List of accepted students will be published Saturday, March 14, 2009
Timeline (3) • quot;Community Bonding Periodquot; • starting May 23: Coding Period • July 6-13: Mid-Term Evaluation • August 17: End of Coding Period • August 24: Final Evaluations Saturday, March 14, 2009
Organization Acceptance Criteria • organizations provide: • mentors, list of project ideas • established Open Source organizations with working communities preferred • quot;do we know you?quot; • performance in previous years Saturday, March 14, 2009
Student Application • Contact organizations early! • Your own ideas are usually welcome, but do some research ﬁrst. • Pay attention to feedback • Application: quot;about mequot; + project plan Saturday, March 14, 2009
Payment • $500 at start of Coding Period • $2000 after Mid- Term Evaluation • $2000 after Final Evaluation • T-Shirt + certiﬁcate Saturday, March 14, 2009
Summary • http://code.google.com/soc/ • List of organizations: March 18 • Student application period: March 23 - April 3 • Coding Period: May 23 - August 17 Saturday, March 14, 2009
Credits • Photos via ﬂickr.com, thanks to: Austin Ziegler, Kevin T. Houle, secretlondon123, Seb Ruiz, Pınar Yanardağ, manuki • Data and GSoC Logo: Google Saturday, March 14, 2009
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