Google Summer of Code 2014
Google Summer of Code 2014 has been announced! Please take a look at the Timeline for more information on deadlines. The TYPO3 GSoC team is busy setting things uo and we will communicate something soon. If you have any questions you can reach us at gsoc(at)typo3.org or on IRC in #typo3-gsoc on Freenode
What is Google Summer of Code?
Google Summer of Code is a program designed to encourage college/university student participation in open source development. Students in Computer Science or related fields are provided the opportunity to do work related to their academic pursuits during the summer. To achieve this Google pays students a stipend to work on open source projects like TYPO3.
How does it work?
First, organizations like the TYPO3 Association sign up as mentoring organizations for GSoC. If the organization gets accepted students submit project proposals to the organization. We then rank the student submissions and pair the students with mentors from the TYPO3 project.
Google then allocates a given number of slots to each organization and the students work all summer on their project in close collaboration with our mentors.
During that time a program stipend paid by Google allows students to concentrate on their Open Source Software development project, without having to worry about finding work elsewhere.