Blender has been accepted for Google Summer of Code 2022, marking the 17th time Blender has participated in this venerable program since it began in 2005. Traditionally, Google funded students over the summer to work on open-source projects as part of the program. This year, however, the program is open to any 18+ open source beginner.
Want to be a #Blender developer? Have the skills, and a drive to make something awesome? This summer might be your chance to shine!
Google Summer of Code is open for all adults (i.e. 18+).
— Sybren A. Stüvel (@sastuvel) March 24, 2022
Last year, Google granted 10 projects for the Blender Foundation. The students behind the projects were assigned mentors from the Blender development team who followed their progress over the summer and then assessed their work. Check out our coverage of GSoC 2021 to see some of last year's successful projects.
The Blender Foundation has already compiled a list of suggested topics for this year's GSoC, but prospective participants are free to write up their own proposals and ideas too. Check out the list of proposed ideas and how to get started on the links below: