Python is an amazing programming language that makes software development productive and fun. Python is open source, was created by a community of thousands of developers world-wide, and is used by about 14% of all programmers today. These are my thoughts as a user, advocate, co-author of an IDE for Python, and a director of the Python Software Foundation.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Google "Summer of Code" Funds Students Writing Open Source

Google has announced a new program that pays students $4500 for the successful completion of an open source project over the summer. This is a great opportunity for Python -- paid students can take care of some of the many projects that would benefit the interpreter and standard libraries. The Python Software Foundation is participating and will provide mentors for the students to work with.

For more information, see Google Summer of Code and the list of proposed Python projects.