52°North proud to be a Mentoring Organization for the 10th year in a row
We are so excited to have been selected to be one of 202 mentoring organizations for this year’s Google Summer of Code! The Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for Open Source projects.
At 52°North, we pair students with mentors and embed their work in the context of ongoing research projects. Hence, GSoC students gain valuable exposure to real-world software development scenarios. They also have the opportunity to work in areas related to their academic pursuits. In turn, we are able to improve our software projects, as well as identify and draw in new developers more easily.
This year’s regulations have changed a bit. All student projects should be 175 hours (not 350 hours as in the past). In addition, the coding period is now 10 weeks (instead of 12), which will allow more flexibility for the mentors and students. Eligibiltity has also been extended. Check the Google Summer of Code for more details.
52°North has a number of project ideas. The overall goals are to improve usability of products and to extend the user base to new domains. Students interested in writing code can find more information at at our GSoC page. Student Application opens open March 29, 2021.