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College students with programming skills should start thinking about whether taking a long break or slaving away at a retail store is really the best way to spend this summer. A certain search giant announced today that it’s now accepting applications for the 2011 Google Summer of Code. If you’re not familiar with the concept, a post on the Google …
Google’s fifth Summer of Code has ended, and by all accounts, it was quite a success. Indeed, the students’ official success rate this year was judged to be the highest ever, and with 2,000 mentors and 1,000 students participating, that’s no statistical fluke.
The Summer of Code is, in case you didn’t know, a program Google runs to bring young people into contact with free and open source projects. Accepted students are given a choice between many different projects (there were 150 options this year), along with mentors and stipends.
It’s no secret that the job market is less than robust right now, and things look especially grim for people who don’t have their feet wedged in some doors. Fortunately, Google Summer of Code 2009 is swooping in to give students all sorts of great opportunities.