Drumroll please... below is a list of schools with the highest number of student participants for 2013 Google Summer of Code. For the 7th consecutive year, University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka has claimed the top spot!
# of Accepted Students in 2013
# of Students in 2012
University of Moratuwa
International Institute of Information Technology - Hyderabad
Polytechnic University of Bucharest
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani)
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Goa Campus / BITS - Pilani - K.K. Birla Goa Campus
National University of Singapore
Vienna University of Technology
Beijing (Peking) University
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Student majors in 2013 were predominantly in Computer Science and other technical fields (as expected). But this year we do have students studying Geography, Linguistics, Marketing, Music, and Political Science. Google Summer of Code certainly attracts a diverse set of students!
Although reviewing statistics each year from Google Summer of Code is fun, we want to stress that being first place is not the point of the program. Our goal is to get more and more students involved in creating free and open source software, and to encourage contribution to projects that have the potential to make a difference worldwide.
By Mary Radomile, Open Source Programs