Spreading the Summer Love

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Each year, we ask for help from the community to help us spread the word about Google Summer of CodeTM. We're thrilled that the outpouring of support has been so great for 2009. Even before the program started yesterday, volunteers translated our program flyer into more than 50 languages. We've also had former students and mentors host more than 20 informational sessions worldwide, from Peru to Switzerland, with more to follow. For those who want to learn more about the program, Hackystat mentor for 2008, Philip Johnson, contributed this excellent video:

If you want to get involved but are looking for more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions or join us in #gsoc on Freenode. You can find screencasts of work done by past student participants and more informational videos in our program YouTube channel.Interested students may find our recent post on the Google for Students Blog useful. And, of course, don't forget about our discussion list.

We can always use more help spreading the Summer love, so if you'd like to contribute, post our flyer wherever geeks near you congregate. You can also follow our updates and spread the word to your friends on your favorite social networking sites. We can also use help to translate the program flyers and presentations. Short on time but full of zest for Open Source? We'd love it if you'd attend a local information session to share your experiences with newbies.

Many thanks to all the community members who contributed their time to promote the program!