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Mentor organizations for Google Summer of Code 2018 (withgoogle.com)
69 points by noahdesu on Feb 12, 2018 | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments

I was a student in 2012 and this year I'm mentoring for the first time. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity of strong mentorship when I didn't have much Open Source experience.

Ditto - I did it for two years (2007, 2008) and the people I met working for the Mono Project are folks I've worked with or just became friends with. It was a great experience and has paid off in much bigger ways since.

Same here. I was a student in 2009, and our organization was approved this year :)

Can old people get into this somehow if they are still learning?

I do not believe there are any age restrictions but you have to be a student (but any type of student is fine so you typically have older PHD students who participate).

Not any type of student- you have to be enrolled or accepted for the fall term into an accredited university.

Students learning other ways are not allowed to participate.

Yes, the only age requirement is being at least 18.


Is there an expected time commitment? I'm working through school while working full time, but would really like to start working on larger side projects. Although, I don't want to make a commitment I can't follow through on.

From the FAQ [0]:

"You are expected to spend around 30+ hours a week working on your project during the 3 month coding period. If you already have an internship, another summer job, or plan to be gone on vacation for more than a week during that time, GSoC is not the right program for you this year."

However, it isn't exactly like an open ended job for the summer. There is a process by which students and organizations agree on a project for the summer so it is goal oriented.

[0]: https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/faq

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