Google readies Summer of Code 2008

by admin March 4, 2008 at 3:39 pm

Company seeks mentors for student programme

Google is preparing its fourth Summer of Code programme in which students spend the summer working on development projects with various open source groups.

Students who complete the projects are awarded a T-shirt and a $4,500 stipend from the search giant.

The initiative began in 2005 with roughly 400 projects. This number ballooned to more than 900 projects in more than 130 organisations last year, and Google expects even more applications this year.

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