One of particular interest to CS/Eng students in Africa is Summer of Code.
About Google Summer of Code
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects.
They have worked with several open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period.
Since its inception, the program has brought together over 4500 successful student participants and over 3000 mentors from over 100 countries worldwide, all for the love of code.
Through Google Summer of Code, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios and the opportunity for employment in areas related to their academic pursuits.
In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers.
Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.
Participating in Google Summer of Code
For those of you who would like to participate in the program, there are many resources available for you to learn more.
Check out the information pages from the instances of the program to get a better sense of which projects have participated as mentoring organizations in Google Summer of Code each year.
For more information and application details for: Google Conference & Workshop Sponsorships