Google Summer of Code (GSOC) is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. 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.
Who can apply: Pretty much anyone with a brain and heart of a programmer, must be a student, and 18 years or older.
Location: All development occurs online; there is no requirement to travel as part of the program.
Duration: May 25 – August 24, 2015.
Stipend: $5500 (more than Rs. 3 lakhs)
Please note that applications would open on March 16, 2015 but the advance notice is for you to get sufficient time to prepare your application.
You can find more details on the Google Summer of Code’s website for 2015.
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