Google GSoC, Outreachy Kick Off Their Summer 2016 Coding Projects
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 24 May 2016 at 09:04 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Yesterday marked the official start of the projects for this year's Google Summer of Code and the summer round of the Outreachy (formerly the Outreach Program for Women) projects.

The Google Open-Source Blog announced the start of GSoC 2016 with this being their 12th year and having around 1,200 students with 178 different open-source organizations participating.

Some of the projects we find most interesting this year are listed here while there is also the complete list for those interested.

Outreachy also began this week for women and those in under-represented groups in tech. The most interesting work this round we covered in From Firefox UI Papercuts To GNOME Testing: The 41 Projects Of Outreachy This Round. A complete listing of those Outreachy projects can be found via this GNOME Wiki page.

What are you most excited to see from the GSoC or Outreachy projects this year? Let us know in the forums.
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