Google Summer of Code 2012 is ON!


Google Summer of Code 2012

hello students Assalam-o-Alikum,

This post is giving you some awareness about what is Google Summer of Code, if you don’t know. If you know already then get ready its time to do something Awesome in your life. I have participated in GSoC 2010 and I want ¬†many many students to participate from Pakistan ūüôā Good Luck!!

What is Google Summer of Code ?

=> Google Summer of Code is a program designed to encourage college student participation in open source software development.

Why you should participate ?

‚óŹStudents gain:
‚óŹ skills
‚óŹ real world experience
‚óŹ sample code
‚óŹ contacts

‚óŹOrganizations gain:
‚óŹ new contributions & contributors ‚óŹ global exposure


Google will provide a stipend of 5500 USD per accepted student developer, of which 5000 USD goes to the student and 500 USD goes to the mentoring organization.

Participating Projects

Have included projects on:
‚óŹ Operating Systems
‚óŹ Hardware Management
‚óŹ Mobile, Portable, Handheld & calculators
‚óŹ Databases
‚óŹ Programming Languages, Libraries & Compilers
‚óŹ Code Design, Development & Management
‚óŹ Internet & Networks
‚óŹ Video, TV & Photography
‚óŹWeb Technologies
‚óŹContent Management
‚óŹOffice Applications & Text Editors ‚óŹSimulations, Modeling & Neural Networks ‚óŹAnalytical Sciences
‚óŹBiology and Health Care
‚óŹGraphics, 3D Rendering, CAD & Animation ‚óŹGame Development
‚óŹMail, Phone & Internet Messaging ‚óŹMultimedia, Audio, & Music


‚óŹFebruary 27 ‚Äď March 9: Google will accept applications from open source projects.
‚óŹMarch 12 ‚Äď 15: Google program administrators review organization applications.
‚óŹMarch 16: List of accepted mentoring organizations published on¬†
‚óŹMarch 17-25: Would-be student participants discuss application/project ideas with mentoring organizations.
Useful Links

‚óŹGoogle Summer of Code web page

‚óŹGoogle Summer of Code discussion group¬†

‚óŹGoogle Summer of Code student guide

Note: if you have any questions you can ask in below comments. I’m planning to do some meetup in Pakistan soon. so stay tuned on this page for venue and date.