Google Summer of Code – Københavns Universitet

Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code is a global programme which offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. Students work for 3 months on a project with mentoring from an open source developer, and receive a stipend which is paid in 3 stages - if they successfully complete the project, the full stipend is US$5500.

Amongst the mentoring organisations this year are Xapian, an open source search library. They're particularly keen to encourage students with a background in Information Retrieval to work on Xapian projects - for example, in past years students have built a Learning to Rank framework on top of Xapian, implemented ranking based on Divergence from Randomness and Language Modelling, and worked on generating dynamic snippets.

Xapian have a list of project ideas for students, though they are also happy for students to come up with their own suggestions for projects.