About Google Summer of Code

Welcome to the Google Summer of Code 2012 site!

Google Summer of Code 2012 has been announced! Please take a look at the Timeline for more information on deadlines.

About Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We have worked with several open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together nearly 5,500 successful student participants and over 3000 mentors from over 100 countries worldwide, all for the love of code. 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.

To learn more about the program, peruse our 2012 Frequently Asked Questions page.

Other Places to Find Us

You can talk with us on Internet Relay Chat (IRC), join our mailing lists or follow us on various social networking sites. You might also want to subscribe to the Google Open Source Blog for regular program updates.