Student applications for Google Summer of Code open March 28 and close April 8, but students are expected to begin talking to mentoring organisations now. The mentoring organisations for 2011 have just been announced.
Students who are interested in applying: this is a big process, don’t wait for the official opening to get to work on researching and talking to mentoring organisations, as there are only two weeks between the open and close of applications. Here’s some starting points:
- have a look over the FAQs
- check out the Student Manual
- read over the SoC posts at the Google Open Source blog;
- start looking over the list of mentoring organisations who will run projects and get in touch if you’re interested; and
- check out mentoring organisations advertising on Geek Feminism
- watch out for applications opening on March 28.
Terri’s post from last year, Showing your awesomeness for Google Summer of Code has many more details.
If anyone wants to discuss experiences with applying to Summer of Code, or evaluating applications, please do so in this post!
Update: this thread is for discussing how best to apply to Summer of Code. So that that isn’t drowned out, use the classifieds post for advertising your project or projects you have worked on, and for general discussion of Google Summer of Code that isn’t on either of those topics, use the latest open thread.