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Google Summer of Code Program 2024 for Students: Apply Now!

Google summer of code program

Introduction to the Google Summer of Code Program 2024

Google Summer of Code Program is a highly competitive and prestigious global program designed to encourage and support student developers to contribute to open source software development. The program provides an amazing opportunity for students to work with renowned open source organizations on a 3-month programming project during their break from school.

Through this program, accepted student applicants are assigned a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, providing them with exposure to real-world software development scenarios and the chance to gain valuable experience related to their academic pursuits. Moreover, the participating projects benefit from the program by easily identifying and bringing in new developers. As a result, more high-quality source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.

Students who wish to participate in the program contact the mentor organizations they are interested in working with and write up a project proposal for the summer. Once the proposal is accepted, students spend a month or more integrating with their organizations, which helps them become familiar with the open source culture and the technologies used by their respective organizations. After this period, students have three months to complete the coding project by meeting the deadlines agreed upon with their mentors.

It’s worth noting that eligibility for the program is open to students from all countries, but particular interest is given to students from Africa (except countries currently embargoed by the United States). This is because the program aims to support and encourage students from underrepresented regions of the world, and Africa is one such region where talented students can greatly benefit from the program.

Eligibility Criteria

To participate in the Program, a Student must:

  1. be eighteen (18) years of age or older upon registration for the Program;
  2. be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution, including a college, university, masters program, PhD program and/or undergraduate program, as of the Acceptance Date;
  3. for the duration of the Program, be eligible to work in the country in which he or she resides; and
  4. not be an Organization Administrator or Mentor in the Program.
  • Ineligible Individuals. A Student may not participate in the Program if:
    1. He or she is:
      1. a resident of a United States embargoed country;
      2. ordinarily resident in a United States embargoed country; or
      3. otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs.
    2. He or she is an employee (including intern), contractor, officer, or director of:
      1. Google or its affiliates, or
      2. an Organization or any of its affiliates.
    3. He or she is an immediate family member (including a parent, sibling, child, spouse, or life partner regardless of where the Student lives) of one of the individuals listed in subsection (ii) above or a member of their household (whether related or not).
    4. He or she has participated as a Student in Google Summer of Code Program Program Program two (2) or more times previously.

Value and Duration of the Google Summer of Code Program 2024 

  • Accepted students spend the summer coding with guidance from a mentor (3 months).
  • Successful student contributors are given a $6000 USD stipend,  enabling the student concentrate on coding for 3 months

How to Apply

Note that applications open on March 18 and close on April 2, 2024. It is important to go through the application requirements before applying. Click the link below for access to the official announcement page of the Google Summer of Code Program.

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