27 May 2011

Now is the Summer of Our Discontent

Google's Summer of Code has been running for a few years now, and is an established and important fixture for the free software world:

Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together over 4500 successful student participants and over 3000 mentors from over 100 countries worldwide, all for the love of code.

An obvious question is: where are all those participants coming from? Now we know; here are the top ten countries by student count:

On Open Enterprise blog.


Egon Willighagen said...

I am more interested in learning where they all ended up... is the first generation GSoC students still in Open Source. I think mine is not. He started doing a PhD after that summer... Is that a common pattern? What went wrong?

Glyn Moody said...

@Egon: yes, that's a good point. We need some research on this area - perhaps Google couuld sponsor some....