Hi Python community folk!
As we've done for the past many years, Python is hoping to participate in Google Summer of Code. This is a neat program where students write code over the (northern hemisphere) summer under the tutelage of open source mentors and get paid: we provide the project ideas, mentors and choose the students, Google provides the program framework and the money to pay students. You can read more about GSoC here: https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/
Python participates as an "umbrella org" where many different smaller projects ("sub orgs") that use Python can take part under our banner. You can also participate separately, but for people who've never done it before and want help or for whom the paperwork is a hassle, you're welcome to join up with us and let us show you the ropes!
It's really fun, and we've gotten lots of new contributors to Python-based projects over the years, taking in as many as 70+ students in a single year. Last year we only had 15, though, so we've got lots of space for new mentors and new projects.
We didn't have any projects for core python last year as there were no mentors for the projects, so if anyone is interested in mentoring this year let us know asap!
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