Google Summer of Code 2010

Today’s the day the Google announces this year’s participant organizations in the Google Summer of Code. If you’re not tied down to a job this summer we hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to learn by doing and contribute code to a great open source project all at the same time.

A lot of our favorite software has benefited from GSoC in the past. XBMC has participated before, as well as WordPress, Asterisk, MySQL, Bluez, Natural User Interface Group, and many more.

Student applications are accepted between March 29th and April 9th. If you’re accepted in the program and excel at your work with passing grades at mid-term and final project dates, you’ll see your pockets grow by $5000. Get out there and put your mad coding skills to good use while you have the chance.


  1. wifigod says:

    “March 18:
    ~12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC”

    They’ve still got a couple hours. ;-)

  2. domonoky says:

    The list of accepted projects is out now.
    See here:

    And Rockbox is again one of the lucky projects. *jay*
    If some students here are interested in earning money while hacking mp3players, take a look here:

  3. rob says:

    Summer Of Code in Autumn. Brilliant.

  4. Lloyd Budd says:

    Thanks for the shot out. We (WordPress) are really excited to be participating again.

    Expect a blog post soon at

    Our ideas page is at:

  5. Maave says:

    Google’s Code Contests are far too strict. They require people to dedicate so much time to the project that it’s impossible for anybody with full time job or school.

  6. jproach says:

    @Maave: the program is for students who have the summer off.

  7. random Irishman. says:

    “St. Patty’s” only confuses us non-Americans. We start looking for when Ms. Hearst was canonized.

    (The short form of Patrick is Paddy.)

  8. random Irishman says:

    _Moments_ after that comment, I get sent a link to this site:
    So obviously it’s not just me. “,)

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