Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers post-secondary student developers ages 18 and older stipends to write code for various open source software projects. Many open source projects are a part of GSOC, including some affiliated with ITP alum/staff/faculty. One project is Clojure, developed by David Nolen. Another such project is Processing (which includes p5.js).
If you are interested in participating, read the FAQ, sign-up and apply. If you are accepted, the stipend is $5,000.
Processing is looking for proposals related to creating tools and libraries, as well as expanding the capabilities of p5.js. If you have specific questions, you can post on the Processing forum or write me directly. Here are the relevant links:
- GSOC FAQ
- Participating Organizations
- Submit Processing application (starting March 16 at 19:00 UTC)
- Processing Project List
- Processing Forum Discussion
Note that students graduating in May are eligible –“As long as you are accepted into or enrolled in a college or university program as of 00:01 UTC on 27 April, 2015, you are eligible to participate in the program.”
The deadline is March 27 at 19:00 UTC. No late applications are considered under any circumstances!