Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2019 ended, with 1,134 students from 61 countries successfully completed the 2019 program. GFOSS participated as a mentor organisation in GSOC 2019 with 13 successfully completed projects. Congratulations to all of our students and mentors who made this summer’s program so memorable!
Throughout the last 12 weeks, the GSoC students worked eagerly with 201 open source organizations and over 2,000 mentors from 72 countries—learning to work virtually on teams and developing complex pieces of code. The student projects are now public so feel free to take a look at the amazing efforts they put in over the summer.
Many open source communities rely on new perspectives and talent to keep their projects thriving and without student contributions like these, they wouldn’t be able to grow their communities; GSoC students assist in redesigning and enhancing these organizations’ codebases sometimes as first-time contributors not only to the project but to open source! This is just the beginning for GSoC students—many go on to become future mentors and even more become long-term committers and some will start their own open source projects in the years to come