September 12th, 2008 | Published in Google Open Source
Google Summer of Code™ 2008 concluded on September 2, 2008 and, as usual, we had another resoundingly successful year. Eighty-three percent of our students received passing final evaluations from their mentors and communities, our highest rate of success in all four years running the program. We're excited to bring the community this update, but we're even more excited to invite you to check out the actual source code created by these burgeoning developers; to learn more about each effort, visit each FOSS project's page linked from the program website.
We'll be bringing you more program statistics and wrap up reports from our mentoring organizations in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more news. We'd like to congratulate all of our student participants and encourage them to continue working with their project communities now that the program has concluded. However, from what we have heard many of them don't need this extra encouragement and are actively continuing development on their Summer of Code work. Finally, our sincerest thanks to all of our mentors for making 2008 the best Summer yet!