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Google Summer Camp Takes More Coders

Apr 16, 2007, 17:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"High quality and brilliance will get you everywhere with Google. The company today said it has accepted an unprecedented number of student coders to its third Summer of Code program.

"First it said it would accept 600 students for this year's program; a month ago it increased that number to about 800. Today Google said it will take more than 900 students from a pool of 6,200 applicants.

"'We heard almost universally from our participating open source organizations that the applications they'd received were of particularly high quality,' Leslie Hawthorn, Google's open source program coordinator, wrote in a blog post. 'Rather than turn these brilliant students away, we increased the number of students we accepted to over 900...'"

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