The 10th Annual Google Summer of Code program will involve 1,307 students working with 190 mentoring organizations to create open source code that will be shared with the world.
To date, the program has included more than 8,500 college and university students from more than 100 countries who have created more than 50 million lines of code.
The participating students will now enter the community bonding period during which they will become familiar with their mentors and prepare for the program, says the Google Open Source Programs Office's Carol Smith.
"While the majority of past student participants were enrolled in university or college computer science and computer engineering programs, Google Summer of Coders come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and degree programs, from computational biology to mining engineering," according to the program's website.
The mentoring organizations that will work with the students this summer include the Apache Software Foundation, the 52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software, CERN SFT, Blender Foundation, the Eclipse Foundation, Wikimedia, GNU Project, Drupal, Debian Project, and Copyleft Games.
The program starts May 19 and the final results will be announced on Aug. 25.
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