Helping to change the world one line of code at a time
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that focuses on introducing student developers to open source software development. Students receive stipends to work on a three-month programming project with an open source organization while on break from university. At 52°North, we pair the 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 and 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.
52°North has been a successful mentoring organization since 2012.