Google Summer of Code 2012 is ON!

Google Summer of Code 2012

hello students Assalam-o-Alikum,

This post is giving you some awareness about what is Google Summer of Code, if you don’t know. If you know already then get ready its time to do something Awesome in your life. I have participated in GSoC 2010 and I want  many many students to participate from Pakistan 🙂 Good Luck!!

What is Google Summer of Code ?

=> Google Summer of Code is a program designed to encourage college student participation in open source software development.

Why you should participate ?

●Students gain:
● skills
● real world experience
● sample code
● contacts

●Organizations gain:
● new contributions & contributors ● global exposure


Google will provide a stipend of 5500 USD per accepted student developer, of which 5000 USD goes to the student and 500 USD goes to the mentoring organization.

Participating Projects

Have included projects on:
● Operating Systems
● Hardware Management
● Mobile, Portable, Handheld & calculators
● Databases
● Programming Languages, Libraries & Compilers
● Code Design, Development & Management
● Internet & Networks
● Video, TV & Photography
●Web Technologies
●Content Management
●Office Applications & Text Editors ●Simulations, Modeling & Neural Networks ●Analytical Sciences
●Biology and Health Care
●Graphics, 3D Rendering, CAD & Animation ●Game Development
●Mail, Phone & Internet Messaging ●Multimedia, Audio, & Music


●February 27 – March 9: Google will accept applications from open source projects.
●March 12 – 15: Google program administrators review organization applications.
●March 16: List of accepted mentoring organizations published on
●March 17-25: Would-be student participants discuss application/project ideas with mentoring organizations.
Useful Links

●Google Summer of Code web page

●Google Summer of Code discussion group

●Google Summer of Code student guide

Note: if you have any questions you can ask in below comments. I’m planning to do some meetup in Pakistan soon. so stay tuned on this page for venue and date.

2 thoughts on “Google Summer of Code 2012 is ON!”

  1. Salam
    nice post 🙂 i also want to take part but need some guidance
    first of all congratulation for google summer of code2010 i recently read about you and feel proud that the pakistani students are so bright, talented and intelligent that they are able to compete the world. Please can you tell me what they mean by proposal ? what student have to do about proposal? how to prepare for it and what its significance?

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