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Google Removes Restrictions on Students Only from Summer of Code

Google has announced the annual Google Summer of Code 2022 (GSoC) event aimed at encouraging newbies to work on open source projects. The event is being held for the seventeenth time, but it differs from previous programs in the removal of restrictions on non-students.

From now on, any adult over 18 can become a GSoC participant, but with the condition that they have not previously made a significant contribution to the development of projects outside the GSoC event and have not participated in the GSoC more than two times. It is understood that the event will now be able to help beginners of all backgrounds who want to change their professional field or who are engaged in self-education.

Learn more about what’s coming from the Summer of Code in 2022 here.