Google Summer of Code will be open for students on Monday, April 22. The R Project has once again been selected as a mentoring organization , and a variety of mentors have proposed a number of projects for students to work on during this summer. Here’s a bit about the program, and more on the R-related projects that are lining up for students this summer.
About Google Summer of Code
The concept is relatively simple – Google brings together students with mentors to work on open-source projects of their choosing. Mentors get code written for their project, but no money; students get paid $5,000, equivalent to a nice summer internship.
If you’re a student and you’re interested on something R-related, pick something you’re interested in working on (whether a mentor has submitted an interesting idea you want to pursue, or if you have an idea and want a mentor). With an idea in hand, submit a project application directly to Google. Google will award a certain number of student slots to the R project, and projects will be ranked and slots allocated by the GSOC-R administrators and mentors.