Congratulations to the 1,192 students accepted for our 2013 Google Summer of Code! It was tough for the 177 mentoring organizations to choose from the huge number of applications we received - 5999 proposals from 4,144 students - and we want to thank everyone who applied.

Students will now enter the community bonding period where they will get to know their mentors and prepare for the program by reading documentation, hanging out in the IRC channel and familiarizing themselves with their new community before beginning their actual coding in June.

If you are interested in learning more about the 177 organizations that the students will be working with during the summer or important dates, please visit the program website.

We look forward to an exciting and productive summer of coding.

By Carol Smith, Open Source Programs Office