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A New Year, a New Google Summer of Code
by Andreas Kupries

Andreas Kupries, March 9, 2010

Google Summer of CodeSo you wish to fill the ranks of your project with new blood? Raise its visibility among the multitudes of other Open Source projects?

Be a mentoring organization for the Summer Of Code, a Google-sponsored program offering student developers stipends to write code for you, now in its fifth year.

Be a mentor for your organization. You gain the experience of what it means to be manager (and maybe some grey hair), and your student learns the realities of actual and practical software development, including the dealing with PHBs, meaning you. ;)

Joking aside, you get the satisfaction of sharing your own experiences, students get a glimpse of the real world they are about to enter, and your project hopefully gains a new smart devotee to its progress.

Spread the word.

Deadline: Mentoring organization applications must be submitted by Friday, March 12, 2010. Apply here!

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 2500 successful student participants and 2500 mentors from 98 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.

Read Summer of Code FAQ's here.

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Andreas Kupries is a senior Tcl developer at ActiveState where his focus is the ActiveTcl distribution. He also works on the Tcl Dev Kit component of ASPN Tcl. Andreas is a member of the Tcl Core Team. He's the Tcllib release manager and has authored more than 25 Tcl modules and extensions! He has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen.