The Google Summer of Code Is Here!

Get paid $4,500 to work on open source projects!

The Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together nearly 2,500 students and 2,500 mentors from 100 countries worldwide. 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.

Applications are being accepted from March 23 to April 3.

Interested in learning more? Visit the Google Summer of Code site.

Read their FAQ, see the list of mentoring organizations, and learn about the application process at the GSoC 2009 site.

The following video was produced by Umit, a GSoC mentoring organization.