Earlier today the application deadline for students wishing to participate in Google Summer of Code 2012 came to a close. Thank you to all the students who applied to be a part of this year’s program. We had a record 6,685 student proposals from 4,258 students submitted to this year’s 180 participating mentoring organizations.

The mentoring organizations will now take the next couple of weeks to read through all of their student proposals and decide which students their organization will mentor this summer.

Students: stay tuned to the Google Summer of Code site where we will announce all of this year’s accepted Google Summer of Code students on April 23 at 19:00 UTC. For additional important information about the program check out our timeline and read our Frequently Asked Questions.

You can always stay up to date on all things Google Summer of Code on this blog, our mailing lists or on our IRC channel #gsoc on Freenode.

Good luck, students! May the odds be ever in your favor.

By Stephanie Taylor, Open Source Programs